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Fact Sheet: Intersectionality and Youth Mental Health

Orygen fact sheet for professionals working with young people.

"Intersectionality describes how multiple social aspects of identity, such as gender, race and sexuality, intersect or interact with each other. Intersectionality is about seeing a person as a whole, and encourages thinking beyond discrete labels that make up someone’s identity and experience in the world."

Read more October 12, 2021 10:58 AM

Webinar: It's all about pronouns, right?

Join Nevo Zisin (Melbourne) in conversation with Naavikaran (Brisbane), Liesel Hughes (Perth), and Amber Loomis (Sydney) talk about their lived experience of multiple identities beyond the binary.

 

Read more October 05, 2021 4:26 PM

Sharing a story with the Disability Royal Commission?

It’s a good idea to get legal advice if you have questions about things like privacy or naming the person or organisation that hurt you.

Read more August 18, 2021 10:46 AM

Courtney Act joins advocates to demand LGBTIQ+ people counted in the census

Stop leaving LGBTIQ+ people out and count us in! 

Read more August 10, 2021 2:09 PM

Census 2021: Webinar and FAQs

Australia's census night is on 10 August. Find out how the 2020 ABS Standards can be used to improve data collection for LGBTIQ+ communities. 

Read more July 30, 2021 10:39 AM

Walkern Katatdjin Rainbow Knowledge: Phase 1 Report

Find out more and download the Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) Phase 1 Community Report. 

Read more July 21, 2021 11:55 AM

Analysis: Final Report of Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Analysis: Final Report of Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence: a snapshot of where LHA recommendations have been adopted and where there is still work to be done.

Read more July 13, 2021 4:44 PM

International Non-Binary People’s Day

14 July is International Non-Binary Peoples Day! We celebrate those who are non-binary, the rich diversity of gender and celebrate people who do not fit into a binary gender.

Read more July 13, 2021 4:43 PM

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grief and Trauma Support Services poster & brochure

Australian Government Department of Health: poster outlines the grief and trauma support services available for those living, working and caring in the aged care sector who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Read more July 08, 2021 12:21 PM

Response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Issues Paper

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Issues Paper addressing barriers to inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people with disability.

Read more June 22, 2021 4:44 PM

New national survey targets palliative care needs of LGBTIQ+ people

A new online survey asks LGBTIQ+ people and/or health professionals to share their views on palliative care for LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia.

Read more June 10, 2021 4:49 PM

LGBTIQ+ People still can’t rely on inclusive palliative care services

Despite the many gains that have been made towards LGBTIQ+ equality, health care services are still not always safe spaces for people from LGBTIQ+ communities.

Read more June 09, 2021 10:24 AM

Expression of Interest ICL Project Roundtable

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in association with The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), is calling for Expressions of Interest to join a Roundtable to seek insight from DPO’s (Disabled People Organisations) and the lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ people with disability to inform what would be useful to include in the training to support effective skills-building content and a peer support and mentoring program.

Read more June 09, 2021 8:23 AM

Palliative Care 11 tips Poster

Tips for health professionals that lead to more inclusive palliative care for LGBTIQ+ people.

Read more June 02, 2021 1:03 PM

Aged Care Inclusive Practice Poster

This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.

Read more June 01, 2021 4:44 PM

Refugee Week

From 20 -26 June we will celebrate Refugee Week with the theme of 'Unity'.

Read more May 27, 2021 11:43 AM

WEBINAR: LGBTQA+ Conversion Practices in Australia

This webinar explored the history and impact of LGBTQA+ conversion practices in Australia. Recorded 31 March 2021. 

Read more May 18, 2021 10:53 AM

The 2021 update

Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.

Read more May 13, 2021 6:12 PM

Mixed bag for LGBTIQ+ communities in the Federal Budget 2021- 2022

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the investments announced last night as part of the Federal Budget 2021-2022 that touch the lives of LGBTIQ+ Australians.

Read more May 12, 2021 2:03 PM

National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice Response

Analysis: National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice to Government and Productivity Commission’s Final Report

Read more May 12, 2021 10:29 AM

LGBTIQ+ Health & Wellbeing Policy Priorities 2021

LGBTIQ+ people are a priority population in multiple national health and wellbeing strategies, and there is an urgent need for greater national coordination and investment. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia worked closely with our member organisations to provide a submission to the Federal Budget, and to develop recommended Priority Policies for 2021.

Read more May 11, 2021 8:22 AM

LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference Communique

The 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference delegates call for action in an official 2021 Conference Communique.

Read more May 04, 2021 10:48 AM

Health In Difference Conference Communique 2021

The 11th Health In Difference Conference Conference delegates call for action in an official 2021 Conference Communique.

Read more May 04, 2021 10:48 AM

Submission on the National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Final Development Consultation Paper

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the explicit recognition of LGBTQIA+ communities as a priority target group and the invitation for continued dialogue and engagement.

Read more May 01, 2021 11:21 AM

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Fri 28 May is LGBTQ* Domestic Violence Awareness Day.

Read more May 01, 2021 11:06 AM

Aged Care Inclusive Practice Poster

This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.

Read more May 01, 2021 10:05 AM

Lesbian Visibility Day 2021

Lesbian visibility is crucial to health and wellbeing.

Read more April 23, 2021 2:57 PM

BEST PRACTICE IN CO-DESIGN

Tips for best practice for co-design and inclusive principles. 

Read more April 21, 2021 12:41 PM

Expression of Interest ICB Project Co-design Group

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in association with The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), is calling for Expressions of Interest to form a Co-Design Group to help with designing a training, peer support and mentoring program aimed at building the individual and collective capacity of LGBTIQ people with a disability.

Read more April 15, 2021 2:29 PM

Joint Statement by 12 Aged Care Consumer Organisations

Actions to be taken following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report: Care Dignity and Respect

Read more April 12, 2021 9:48 AM



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