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.
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:
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+).
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.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is a member-based organisation. Many of our Full Members provide LGBTIQ+ training and professional development in their local regions throughout Australia. This is a list of training opportunities currently available across Australia.
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.
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.
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.
During, and since the marriage equality debate a lot of the self-care advice given to LGBTI community members was about getting off social media and taking a break from the negative comments, but for people who work in the community this wasn’t always possible.
While there is currently no population-based data on completed suicides by LGBTI people in Australia, recent research has indicated that mental ill-health, self-harm, suicide attempt and suicidal ideation rates amongst LGBTI people are disproportionately higher than that of the general population.
A Gender Agenda is unique in Australia for resourcing both an intersex peer support and an intersex project worker position, the result of which is a one of a kind peer support model that can set a new standard for LGBTQ organisations.
This webinar aims to provide attendees with an overview of the mental health needs of transgender and non-binary young people, before outlining an approach to working with transgender and non-binary young people that is mindful of both their diverse needs, and those of their parents.
The cycle of invisibility is a model for understanding exclusion and invisibility for LGBTI people. This resource was developed by Silver Rainbow for aged care workers, however it can be easily used by other sectors.
This resource highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.
Suicide Prevention Australia partnering with The LGBTI Health Alliance for the development of LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines. This synthesis informed the development of the pending LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines.
Join LGBTIQ disability rights educator Jax Jacki Brown for an engaging and informative presentation that will provide you with new perspectives on disability, and how we can be agents of change in creating a more accessible and inclusive society.
National mainstream mental health service providers have a particular responsibility to develop strategies, projects and policies that move beyond ’treating everyone the same’, to consider the unique circumstances of oppression, marginalisation and discrimination that can impact the access of marginalised people and communities to services.
LGBTI people are most likely to realise and explore their identities and experiences during their childhood and adolescence. Along with increasing social acceptance of LGBTI people, LGBTI young people are choosing to be visible at a younger ages than previously possible.
While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risk in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers and the lack of inclusion of LGBTI relationships in relevant research.
The ageing population in Australia is dramatically increasing demand for ageing and aged care services. Older LGBTI Australians have lived through a time in the nation’s history when they suffered stigma, discrimination, pathologisation, criminalisation, family rejection and social exclusion and isolation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategyis 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.
The majority of LGBTI young people consider themselves to be happy and satisfied with their lives, however they are also more likely to experience social exclusion, isolation, rejection, bullying, discrimination, inequality, harassment and violence due to stigma regarding LGBTI people.
While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risks in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental lifelong condition that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours. The sexual profile of individuals with ASD suggests a higher prevalence of non-heterosexuality and gender-fluidity.
This guide for employers, business managers, diversity and HR Professionals aims to introduce intersex and provide practical assistance to help build intersex inclusive practice. It is mostly aimed at employment practice, but much of the material will also help build inclusive service delivery.
This document provides a framework to guide the development and implementation of strategies that promote mental health and wellbeing in LGBTI Australians. The document draws on a growing body of Australian and international research and identifies key factors known to influence mental health for these communities.
This resource draws on learnings from the Champions pilot project facilitated by MindOUT! in 2013-14. It provides a framework for organisations wishing to instigate a LGBTI Champions project across a diverse range of workplaces and groups, including mental health and suicide prevention services and organisations.
Face the Facts: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people was developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2014. The resource provides an overview of what is known about LGBTI people in Australia with a focus on human rights.
This document is designed to support mainstream mental health and suicide prevention services to better provide for LGBTI communities. The aim of the Framework is to ensure that these organisations are better able to recognise, understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTI people.