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Annual Report 2019-2020

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2019-2020.

Read more December 01, 2020 1:54 PM

Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister

 We have today released our formal response to the Private Lives 3 National Report, the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister.

Read more November 26, 2020 3:06 PM

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is held annually on 20 November to commemorate trans and gender diverse people who have been murdered as the result of transphobia. TDoR was started in 1999 by Rita Hester and is now preceded by Transgender Week of Visibility from 13-19 November.

Read more November 20, 2020 8:38 AM

Expression of Interest: Silver Rainbow Training Review

We're calling for expressions of interest from consultancies to review the current Silver Rainbow training package for the purpose of further building on this important adult learning tool.

Read more November 19, 2020 10:27 AM

Productivity Commission’s final report on mental health, and the interim report from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, welcomes the federal government’s attention on the mental health and suicide risks of LGBTI people.

Read more November 17, 2020 4:16 PM

2021 Census topics confirm a lack of commitment to LGBTI Australians

The National LGBTI Health Alliance* (the Alliance), remains frustrated that next year’s Census will not include questions on sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status, despite a national consensus for this data to be collected.

Read more November 17, 2020 10:33 AM

Private Lives 3 Study

Findings from Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people to date, show that our communities are continuing to experience significant disparities across a range of health and wellbeing indicators, and concerning levels of discrimination, harassment and violence, compared to the general population. 

Read more November 13, 2020 2:44 PM

AU LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS

LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS. Recording of the live webinar dated 5th November 2020. The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in New South Wales.

Read more November 09, 2020 10:09 AM

The EmployableQ Disability Employment Inclusion Toolkit

The EmployableQ toolkit provides a non-prescriptive set of resources to guide and support organisations to build inclusive, welcoming, and safe workplaces for LGBTIQ+ people with disability.  The Toolkit is underpinned by the 4 Pillars of Inclusion Framework:

Read more November 04, 2020 3:14 PM

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia

This document outlines guidance on inclusive practice for agencies in Australian homelessness and housing sectors working with clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ+).

Read more November 02, 2020 1:21 PM

Current Evidence For Good Practice In Suicide Prevention For LGBTIQ+ People

This report provides an overview of evidence from 2010 to 2020 for good practice in suicide prevention for LGBTIQ people. It largely focuses on peer-reviewed literature from 2018 onwards.

Read more October 30, 2020 10:23 AM

Intersex Inclusion - How To Be An Intersex Ally

26 Oct is Intersex Awareness Day - and we're supporting two new resources; an Inclusion Guide To Respecting People With Intersex Variations and Raising The Bar How To Be An Intersex Ally.

Read more October 26, 2020 6:29 AM

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy: Community survey

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is currently developing its next National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy. 

Read more October 21, 2020 2:46 PM

Expression of Interest: LGBTIQ+ Lived Experience Consultation

The National Suicide Prevention Taskforce has partnered with the Expert Advisory Group and the Suicide Prevention Research Fund to commission research that will help to build a better understanding about the lived experience of suicide in Australia to inform recommendations to government.

Read more October 16, 2020 2:37 PM

Webinar: We can all respond to suicide

This webinar explores the importance and benefits of creating LGBTIQA+ specific learning environments to build suicide awareness and response skills – for, with and within our own communities.

Read more October 01, 2020 5:30 PM

MEDIA STATEMENT: National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System website

The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the launch this week of the Department of Health funded website by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), noting that the new system will not be able to monitor everyone.

Read more October 01, 2020 8:00 AM

World Mental Health Month

World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October, and the whole of October is Mental Health Month. That means you can plan 31 days of activities to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Read more September 23, 2020 12:41 PM

Out with cancer - Webinar

In this webinar, join Professor Jane Ussher from the ‘Out with Cancer’ Study, and a panel of LGBTQI+ people with lived experiences, to discuss preliminary study findings, including photo-voice, interview and survey results.

Read more September 18, 2020 1:42 PM

Submission: NDIA Support Coordination

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is reviewing whether an organisation providing Support Coordination for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant should also be able to provide other funded supports.

Read more September 18, 2020 11:31 AM

Shining a Light on Suicide Prevention: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2020) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention, to help save lives.

Read more September 10, 2020 1:02 PM

EOI: Silver Rainbow Ageing and Aged Care NSW Tender

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is currently seeking a project partner to undertake the delivery of the Silver Rainbow Ageing and Aged Care sub-contract for New South Wales (NSW) for 2020 - 2022.

Read more September 02, 2020 4:12 PM

Media Statement: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia response to new report on sexual assault in Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report on sexual assault in Australia, whilst also expressing concern at the lack of national data available to capture the experiences of LGBTI populations.

Read more August 28, 2020 2:42 PM

Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

In May 2020, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability invited input about the employment experiences of people with a disability. Its employment issues paper identified the need to address the experiences of LGBTI people with disability.
Read more August 26, 2020 2:56 PM

Jean Hailes and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia promoting good health and wellbeing

We're pleased to announce a community partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for Women’s Health Week 2020.

‘Check in on your health’ is this year’s message for what is Australia’s biggest week focusing on good health and wellbeing for all women, including LGBTI women and trans and gender diverse people of all ages.

Read more August 26, 2020 2:28 PM

Introducing Daniel Comensoli

To help you learn more about the Alliance and the way we work, we'd like you to meet our team and various community members. Firstly, let us introduce Daniel Comensoli. 

Read more August 14, 2020 3:21 PM

Victoria, we stand with you

We know Victorians are hurting right now. Our Victorian communities and members we stand with you. 

Read more August 04, 2020 4:55 PM

Submission to Family Violence Inquiry

Letter from the LGBTI Health Alliance to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs' inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence - 24 July 2020. 

Read more July 29, 2020 4:06 PM

Impact of COVID-19 on Older LGBTI Australians

A diverse group of 17 older self-identified LGBTI people were recruited to describe their experience of living in self-isolation. 

Read more July 23, 2020 10:10 AM

New phone number – new office location!

New office location, now in Pyrmont.

Read more July 23, 2020 9:09 AM

Submissions: Royal Commission into Aged Care

The entire aged care system needs to be re-designed so that LGBTI older people are at the centre of the system rather than resorting to ‘safety nets’ or adding things onto the system to make it inclusive.

Read more July 01, 2020 6:27 PM

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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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