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MindOUT Webinar - GPs Role in Supporting LGBTI Mental Health

LGBTI people have disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Ruth will describe some of these issues, and differences for different sub-groups including for example, gender diverse, and bisexual people.

Read more March 20, 2018 7:18 AM

Tango Project Report

The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage. The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities. 

Read more March 19, 2018 2:16 PM

10 Questions to Ask About LGBTI Residential Aged Care

This brochure is designed to help you when deciding which residential aged care home meets your needs. 

Read more March 13, 2018 8:32 PM

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

This guide tailored for older LGBTI community members on how to plan for future care and medical needs, finances and estate, and funeral and burial wishes.

Read more March 01, 2018 1:37 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health

There has been increasing recognition of LGBTI populations within mental health and suicide prevention, and work has begun to ensure that programs and services are inclusive of and accessible to LGBTI people.

Read more February 20, 2018 7:20 AM

Preliminary Results of the Coping with Marriage Equality Debate Survey

Between 16 October to 14 November, independent think-tank The Australia Institute and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia ran a questionnaire as part of a study to assess the effect of the Postal Survey on the LGBTIA community and its allies.

Read more December 06, 2017 3:09 PM

Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Aged Care Diversity Framework is a high-level document that provides guidance to service providers, consumers, government and peak bodies on how to adequately address the specific needs of all people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.

Read more December 01, 2017 1:23 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Barriers to Healthcare Experienced by Trans Young People

This webinar outlines the issues faced by trans young people accessing medical and mental health services in Australia.

Read more November 21, 2017 7:21 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Nonsuicidal Self-Injury within LGB Communities

Why do people self-injure? The urge to cut, scratch, rub, tear and burn our skin seems in direct contrast to our innate instincts of self-preservation and survival.

Read more September 26, 2017 7:23 AM

Timeline of LGBTI ageing & aged care in Australia

This page provides a very brief timeline of LGBTI ageing & aged care in Australia. We acknowledge those who have worked for decades towards the gains that we are beginning to see today.

Read more August 31, 2017 6:08 PM

MindOUT Webinar - LGBTIQ+ Young People’s Mental Health Help Seeking and Digital Cultures

This webinar considers how health services, including mental health services, could better accommodate the needs of young people with diverse gender and sexual identities.

Read more August 15, 2017 7:24 AM

SUBMISSION TO JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE NDIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TERMS OF REFERENCE

The provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition. Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Mental Health Terms of Reference 2017.

As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will inquire into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

Read more July 29, 2017 12:26 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Transgender People in the Northern Territory

This presentation delivers an overview of Dr Kerry’s  book: Trans Dilemmas. Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, published by Routledge in September 2017.

Read more June 20, 2017 7:29 AM

Annual Report 2016-2017

This is LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's Annual Report for the financial year 2016-2017.

Read more April 13, 2017 10:35 AM

Darlington Statement: Joint Consensus Statement from the Intersex Community

The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, signed in March 2017.

Read more March 30, 2017 3:14 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Online Panel Discussion: The Progression of LGBTI Populations within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes

LGBTI people and communities have been slowly gaining increased recognition of their mental health and suicide outcomes, however, LGBTI populations are still relatively invisible in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and frameworks, and thus excluded from project and programmes responses.

Read more March 28, 2017 7:32 AM

MindOUT Webinar - An Introduction to the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This webinar describes, explores and discusses the details of the content of the 2016 National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy that was developed for an Australian context to systematically address the dramatic over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people in measures of suicidality and mental ill-health.

Read more March 17, 2017 7:36 AM

MindOUT Webinar - An Australian First: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice

This webinar will discuss results of a research project that investigated factors related to suicide death in LGBT populations in Australia.

Read more March 14, 2017 7:35 AM

Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports

This Anti-homophobia & Inclusion Framework sets out a structure for the development of anti-homophobia & inclusion policies to be adopted by five peak sports bodies; the Australian Rugby Union, Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Football Federation Australia and Cricket Australia.

Read more March 01, 2017 3:39 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Facilitating an Anxiety Support Group for LGBTI People

Way Ahead Mental Health Association of NSW facilitates Anxiety Disorders Support Group that comprise of a small number of people who come together to share personal experiences and information in a safe, friendly and supportive environment, led by a trained volunteer group facilitator.

Read more February 14, 2017 7:40 AM

Webinar: LGBTI People and the NDIS

MindOUT and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have worked together to create a webinar resource targeting LGBTI people who are or will be accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Read more February 12, 2017 3:46 PM

Carer Gateway: The Starting Point for Carer Advice

Each day in Australia, millions of people provide care and assistance to another person needing help to go about their everyday lives.

Read more February 02, 2017 3:34 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Considerations when Providing Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person

This webinar will present the guidelines that were developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and the University of Melbourne, with assistance from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, MindOUT project. 

Read more January 24, 2017 7:44 AM

Developing an LGBTI Inclusive Practice Policy

This factsheet provides a list of key issues and questions that service providers should use to cover in their policies to ensure that their service meets the needs of older people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex.

Read more January 05, 2017 3:38 PM

Supporting Same-Sex Attracted Gender Diverse Young People Multicultural Multifaith Backgrounds

This research project involved conducting a case study analysis of the needs of same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds, and how these needs can be addressed by government, and by their cultural and religious communities.

Read more December 06, 2016 3:17 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Intersex Human Rights: Addressing Harmful Practices and Rhetoric of Change

In the “Reproductive Health Matters” Journal Morgan Carpenter wrote a piece entitled Intersex Human Rights: addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change

Read more December 06, 2016 7:46 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Understanding Intersex

This webinar session aims to develop individual practitioner and organisational capacity to understand and provide inclusive psychosocial services to their clients with intersex variations.

Read more November 23, 2016 7:48 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for LGBTIQ People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Regrettably, a significant body of research supports the view that LGBTIQ individuals have a higher per capita level of risk of mental illness, self-harm and suicide. For a variety of factors their life journey can be much more difficult to navigate.

Read more November 08, 2016 7:50 AM

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a plan for strategic action to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote good mental health and wellbeing for LGBTI people and communities across Australia.

 

Read more November 01, 2016 5:50 PM

Working with LGBTI People: Data Integrity

Inclusive and appropriate data collection promotes data integrity. When we have data integrity, we can increase social cohesion and improve health outcomes.

Read more October 31, 2016 8:25 PM



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