Members' Area - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Welcome to the Members' Area.

All members are welcome to contribute, comment and share resources within this area. 

This is a new feature, and we're very open to suggestions and feedback. We'd love the content within this area to be collaborative and member-driven, so please contribute events, news and use the comments area at the bottom of each section to connect and support each other. 

If you have any questions or issues please email [email protected]

Upcoming Events

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    Policy and Research Webinar - March 2024

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 01:00 PM · $20.00 AUD
    via Zoom

    Co-Design

    Wednesday 13 March 2024 | 1:00pm to 1:45pm AED

    Codesign is a concept used frequently across the LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing sector, sometimes without clear understanding of what it is, how it is done and its limits/constraints. This webinar is an opportunity for LHA member organisations to explore strategies to use codesign more effectively in their projects to improve LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing.


    Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Presenter: Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele applies marketing to improve people’s health and wellbeing and to protect the planet. She founded Social Marketing @ Griffith and co-founded the Journal of Social Marketing. She is Vice President of the International Social Marketing Association (ISMA).

    Sharyn has co-designed behaviour change programs with community and stakeholders.  Her projects deliver outcomes and impact including removing leaves from waterways, improved social connections for adolescents, reduced koala deaths from dog attacks by 40%, reduced koala deaths from car strikes by 83% and more. She is an award-winning scientist and social marketer.  Her work is published in more than 240 books, book chapters and journal papers.

     

     

    For non-members, and Associate and Individual Members, registration fee is $20 per ticket. Please register below.

    Staff, volunteers and delegates of LHA Full, Regular and Affiliate member organisations can attend free as part of their membership benefits. Please register here

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    Members: Policy and Research Webinar - March 2024

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 01:00 PM
    via Zoom

    Co-Design

    Wednesday 13 March 2024 | 1:00pm to 1:45pm AED

    Codesign is a concept used frequently across the LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing sector, sometimes without clear understanding of what it is, how it is done and its limits/constraints. This webinar is an opportunity for LHA member organisations to explore strategies to use codesign more effectively in their projects to improve LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing.


    Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Presenter: Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele applies marketing to improve people’s health and wellbeing and to protect the planet. She founded Social Marketing @ Griffith and co-founded the Journal of Social Marketing. She is Vice President of the International Social Marketing Association (ISMA).

    Sharyn has co-designed behaviour change programs with community and stakeholders.  Her projects deliver outcomes and impact including removing leaves from waterways, improved social connections for adolescents, reduced koala deaths from dog attacks by 40%, reduced koala deaths from car strikes by 83% and more. She is an award-winning scientist and social marketer.  Her work is published in more than 240 books, book chapters and journal papers.

    Staff, volunteers and delegates of LHA Full, Regular and Affiliate member organisations can attend free as part of their membership benefits. Please RSVP below.

    Are you a non-member, or an individual member? Please register here

     

     

  • In partnership with the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, we're excited to bring you this first webinar in our 2024 MindOUT Webinar Series!

    ARCSHS Research Fellow, Natalie Amos, along with colleagues, will share early insights into their latest findings in mental health, suicide and self-harm amongst LGBTIQ+ communities. The webinar will focus on findings from their latest research, including new analyses from surveys of LGBTQA+ populations in Australia. These analyses examine a wide range of themes, including mental health and suicidality, and the prevalence and impact of health-enabling factors within communities. Register now for this webinar here:

    Webinar Registration - Zoom

  • Health in Difference Conference

    Tuesday, April 09, 2024 at 09:00 AM through April 10, 2024
    Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon Canberra ACT

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    Fostering collaboration to advance the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.

    9th - 10th April 2024

    Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon Canberra ACT

    Details and registrations: healthindifference.org.au

  • Ageing Conference

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:30 PM

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    Reimagining Ageing: Transforming systems for LGBTI older people

    A virtual event over three consecutive Wednesday afternoons

    17th, 24th April & 1st May 2024

    For details visit lgbti-ageing-conference.org.au

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    Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-to-peer support practice for voicing, sitting with, understanding, and moving through suicidal thoughts. While one outcome may be suicide prevention, the parameters of Alternatives to Suicide groups are distinctly different from current suicide prevention efforts. This difference is most evident in the emphasis of responsibility to – and not for or over.

    The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed by The Wildflower Alliance (formerly the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community) in the USA. It has gained in popularity and attention around the world, including groups facilitated in Australia.

    We will be joined by George, who facilitates one such non-clinical, peer group run by, and for LGBTQ+ folks to discuss experiences of suicide without judgment and without the threat of carceral intervention. Register now for this webinar here:

    Webinar Registration - Zoom

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    Evidence shows that overall, LGBTIQ+ young people experience higher rates of mental ill-health, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, as compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. These experiences are compounded by poor access to and engagement with services, and services which are often poorly equipped to cater to their specific needs. 

    We will be joined by lead investigator, Penelope Strauss, Research Fellow in Youth Suicide Prevention at the Telethon Kids Institute to discuss the latest updates in the implementation of their Suicide prevention guidelines for LGBTQA+ young people

    These guidelines outline best practice for suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people, targeting both clinical and community service providers. Implementation of these guidelines in service settings throughout Australia has the potential to improve the care received by LGBTQA+ young people who are experiencing suicidal ideation and/or engaging in suicidal behaviours. Register now for this webinar here:

    Webinar Registration - Zoom

  • Light Up the Night Gala

    Friday, May 17, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St Brisbane, QLD 4000

    The Light Up the Night Gala is Australia’s premier and purposeful LGBTQ+ fundraising event, hosted by the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation. 

    The elegant evening is a chance for hundreds of allies, business leaders, political representatives, community groups and philanthropists to take a visible stand and support an important cause.

    Celebrating its third year in 2024, the Light Up the Night Gala is equal parts style and substance – an eagerly anticipated and well-attended black-tie event that unites people in a shared cause.

    The spectacular event is hosted in the architecturally stunning Brisbane City Hall under the rainbow dome of its beautifully preserved Main Auditorium.

    Guests enjoy networking opportunities, a sumptuous three-course dinner with premium beverages, guest speakers, powerful stories, special headline entertainers, live music, live auction and raffles.

     

    Light Up the Night Gala

    Find out more here

     

    ABOUT LGBTQ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS FOUNDATION

    We are a strong voice for LGBTQ+ domestic violence victims and survivors, working to end domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse within LGBTQ+ communities.

    We are a registered charity, founded in 2020, and are committed to shining a light on an epidemic that’s plagued LGBTQ+ communities for far too long.

    Propelled by passionate volunteers and governed by a Board of Directors, we strive to overcome a fundamental lack of awareness, representation and understanding about the prevalence of this abuse.

    We work tirelessly to provide education, information and resources to support services, workplaces, bystanders and survivors.

    We know that visibility is the key.

    By cultivating a culture of awareness, we can create real and meaningful change. 

    Our mission is to ensure everyone – no matter their sexuality or gender identity – feels seen and believed and receives safe and inclusive support.

    Learn more: dvafoundation.org



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ABOUT LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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