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THE FUTURE IS NOW! Safeguarding End of Life for Older LGBTI Victorians…

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria and Transgender Victoria (TGV) are seeking to understand the needs of the LGBTI community in relation to planning for future care and medical needs, financial and estate planning as well as funeral and burial wishes.  Is this important for you? What are your biggest concerns about getting older?… Continue reading THE FUTURE IS NOW! Safeguarding End of Life for Older LGBTI Victorians… »

Introducing: 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. Whether it be for a partner, family member, friend or neighbour – every caring situation is different and can include looking after someone who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, dementia or… Continue reading Introducing: Carer Gateway – the starting point for carer advice »

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Subscribe to our PHN mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Organisation State/Territory Pronouns Job Title Town/Suburb/City Contact Preferred Name Website Newsletters PHN Newsletter Special Interest Groups 2016-2020 Strategic Plan Ageing & Aged Care Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Bisexual Health Disability & Support Services Gay Men’s Health Gender Diversity… Continue reading PHN Newsletter Subscription »

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 ‘Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport: a new way to communicate’

The 49th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference will see the National LGBTI Health Alliance (“the Alliance”) officially presenting for use, the Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport. The Passport is a tool to support clear communication between people and organisations on issues related to the person’s gender, body or relationships. Its aim is for people to… Continue reading  ‘Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport: a new way to communicate’ »

Report Back from the Department of Health Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group

This working group was established by the Department of Social Services, and has now transferred to the Department of Health. The role of the Working Group is to advise and guide the Department of Health on the implementation of specific goals and actions and the setting of future priority actions within the National LGBTI Ageing… Continue reading Report Back from the Department of Health Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group »

Marriage Equality Position Statement

  National LGBTI Health Alliance  The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is gravely concerned about the damaging impact that the national dialogue on the issue of marriage equality is having on our communities.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families, are being told to wait while it is decided whether to… Continue reading Marriage Equality Position Statement »

QLife Volunteers acknowledged with award for national excellence in suicide prevention!

Suicide Prevention Australia today announced that QLife (www.qlife.org.au) will be recognised with a LiFE Award for excellence in suicide prevention. This award recognises an individual, group/network or organisation that has increased the suicide prevention capacity of communities through the provision of quality services. “On behalf of QLife 300+ volunteers around Australia we are thrilled to have… Continue reading QLife Volunteers acknowledged with award for national excellence in suicide prevention! »

Alliance Staff on IDAHOBIT 2016

IDAHOBIT2016: Dancing with diversity, inclusion, community…

On the week of the 17th May each year we mark a national week of affirmation and action. During this week we recommit to our values of diversity, inclusion, and community. We recommit to listening, and to ending the discrimination faced by all people on the basis of their bodily characteristics, genders, sexualities, or relationships. In particular, we affirm our dedication to supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities during these times of intense social change.

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White Paper: ‘Making the Count: Addressing data integrity gaps in Australian standards for collecting sex and gender information’

  Dr. Gávi Ansara, Manager of Research & Policy, National LGBTI Health Alliance ©2016 National LGBTI Health Alliance Click here to download a PDF of this white paper   Contents: Introduction: Summary Background Recent events What is data integrity? Why is data integrity important? Data integrity gaps in Australia data collection standards What are the… Continue reading White Paper: ‘Making the Count: Addressing data integrity gaps in Australian standards for collecting sex and gender information’ »

Volunteering for QLife: Why I do it…

QLife provides counselling and referrals to LGBTI people from around Australia. Our service is peer-to-peer and staffed by members from the many populations we support. Currently there are more than 200+ volunteers taking calls and committed to providing unconditional, informed, support to our callers. If you are interested in becoming a QLife volunteer email: ask@qlife.org.au for… Continue reading Volunteering for QLife: Why I do it… »

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Connect Project: Promoting services to LGBTI people living in regional areas

Recognising the unique needs of rural and regional communities, the innovative new Connect Project is developing a network of regional volunteers to represent QLife in their local communities. We know from our data that LGBTI people live in every part of Australia and that 20% of all QLife contacts are from people living in regional areas*. This… Continue reading Connect Project: Promoting services to LGBTI people living in regional areas »

QLife in the Teleweb context

When the QLife Australia project received funding from the Federal Government in 2013, it was a huge vote of confidence for the work of the five volunteer-operated telephone counselling services across the country at that time, that then became the partner sites for QLife. By funding the work of these five ‘Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services’,… Continue reading QLife in the Teleweb context »