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Writing Themselves In Publications

Writing Themselves In is the largest national study series exploring the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people in Australia. 

Read more April 27, 2020 3:29 PM

Transgender Writers and/or Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia

The List of Transgender Writers and/or Writers with Intersex Variations provides a database of people that are available for commissioned writing and also sensitivity services.

Read more April 27, 2020 3:05 PM

MindOut Champions Project

Established in 2013, the MindOUT Champions project works to improve the capacity of the mental health and suicide prevention organisations to identify, respond and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI people.

Read more April 27, 2020 12:43 PM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Begins Second Round of Consultations about Aged Care Services

In 2019, the National LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) Health Alliance (the Alliance) ran a series of consultations with LGBTI elders and older people, friends, family members, allies, carers, aged care workers and representative organisations.

Read more April 21, 2020 7:53 PM

Silver Rainbow: LGBTIQ+ Aged Care Awareness Training

The Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project is managed by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and is delivered collaboratively with project partners across every state and territory in Australia. It is funded by the Department of Health until June 2020.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:28 PM

Practice Wisdom: Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients

This training is based on LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource, which was developed by practitioners with extensive experience and deep knowledge about working with LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:25 PM

Equal not the Same: Introduction to LGBTIQ+ Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

LGBTI people are over-represented in mental health statistics of anxiety and depression, and have an increased risk of self-harm and suicide due to their experiences of stigma, discrimination, prejudice, abuse, violence, exclusion and isolation.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:22 PM

MindOUT Webinar: Sydney Queer Muslims

Sydney Queer Muslims is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing social support, education and resources to individuals and families in NSW.

Read more April 08, 2020 8:14 PM

COVID-19: Health Alliance Programs and Policy Page

After consideration of the current advice that is being provided with regard to coronavirus and ways to reduce transmission, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), 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, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities, has decided to:

Read more April 08, 2020 7:44 PM

Network Mindout Webinar: 25 Years of LGBTQ+ Peer Support and Social Connection

Bfriend is one of the last remaining LGBTQA+ specific services in SA, currently operated by two part-time workers and housed in Uniting Communities, one of the largest NGOs in the state.

Read more April 08, 2020 7:37 PM

MindOUT Webinars List

This series of webinars critically engages with topics related to understanding mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTI people. 

Read more April 06, 2020 7:57 AM

MindOUT Webinar: The Impact of Bisexual+ Invisibility on Mental Health

Bisexual+ people are thought to be the largest group in the LGBTIQ+ population, yet are commonly misunderstood by mainstream society and often invisible in the broader LGBTIQ+ discourse.

Read more April 01, 2020 9:24 PM

COVID-19 and LGBTI Communities

The Australian Federation of AIDS Arganisations and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia call for health practitioners and medical professionals to ensure the health needs of LGBTIQ+ people are considered across all responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more March 30, 2020 7:33 PM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19

We know that this is a challenging time for every person. There are particular challenges in our communities, and the Alliance would like offer support in a meaningful way. 

Read more March 30, 2020 1:56 PM

COVID-19: Royal Commision into Aged Care Update

LGBTI EXPERIENCE OF THE AGED CARE SYSTEM:

The Alliance has been funded to represent the views, experiences and aspirations of older LGBTI people utilising the aged care system.

Read more March 26, 2020 8:12 PM

Dementia Australia Resources

Dementia Australia advocates for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers. They have developed a suite of resources for LGBTI people with dementia, their families and carers, and services providers. Follow the link below to access the full set of resources.

Read more March 26, 2020 10:11 AM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19: Health Alliance

After consideration of the current advice that is being provided with regard to coronavirus and ways to reduce transmission, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), 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, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities, has decided to:

Read more March 17, 2020 7:22 PM

Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill

The Alliance supports the federal government’s commitment to provide comprehensive protection from discrimination for people of faith in areas of public life, provided that these laws do not sanction and enable new forms of discrimination against LGBTI people.

Read more February 07, 2020 7:30 AM

Submission: Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Mental Health

We welcome the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report, and its recognition that LGBTI people are more likely than the general population to face stigma and discrimination, and that we are highlighted as a population group at higher risk of poor mental health and suicidal behaviours.

Read more January 29, 2020 3:51 PM

Rainbow Ageing Papers

Rainbow Ageing is a national research project that aims to provide new data on the health and well-being of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Australians.

Read more January 08, 2020 3:34 PM

3rd National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care

In October 2019, thirty-five delegates attended the 3rd National Roundtable on Ageing and Aged Care. This meeting produced some clear directions for the Alliance to work towards in the ageing and aged care space. 

Read more October 23, 2019 8:58 PM

Census 2021: Share Your Voice with our Template Letter

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has prepared the following letter template for Members, which calls for the meaningful inclusion of LGBTI people in the 2021 Census.

Read more October 17, 2019 8:14 PM

Joint Statement in Support of LGBTI Inclusion in the 2021 Census

JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE INCLUSION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND INTERSEX STATUS IN THE 2021 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

Read more October 09, 2019 8:18 PM



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