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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! »

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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.

An update on mindOUT in Tasmania

What’s been happening for mindOUT in Tasmania? By: Andrew Badcock In Tasmania, the MindOut project continues its aim of improving LGBTI community inclusivity, connectedness, and celebration within mental health and suicide prevention services. Tasmania now has three formal organisations signed on to the Champion project – Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Link Youth Health Service and… Continue reading An update on mindOUT in Tasmania »

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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 »

QLife: the emerging data story of LGBTI people and populations in Australia.

Data emerging from the QLife project is providing an unprecedented wealth of critical information about the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and populations in Australia. We are beginning to notice thematic trends, demographics, and population needs. Some of this material raises questions about the common stories told about ‘LGBTI’ people: where do they live?… Continue reading QLife: the emerging data story of LGBTI people and populations in Australia. »

Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic

‘The lack of inclusivity in general population data collection reduces data integrity.’ Download as a PDF On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The 2016 Standard replaces the 1999 Sex standard. The Standard sets national classification categories used by government and government-funded projects… Continue reading Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic »

Media Release: ‘Alliance disappointed at losing secretariat funding’

Media Release: 4 February 2016 In response to media inquiries last week, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), confirmed it was not successful in its application for ongoing ‘Peak Health and Advisory Body program’ funding, with Government funds for this activity ceasing from December 2015. The final decision, received from the Department of Health… Continue reading Media Release: ‘Alliance disappointed at losing secretariat funding’ »

Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport

The Genders, Bodies & Relationships Passport at a glance Multipurpose document that presents critical information about a person’s gender/s, body, and relationships in a single location. Developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and populations in response to community requests. Assists with integrating federal anti-discrimination legislation on gender identity and intersex status into people’s everyday practices. Convenient Format: A6… Continue reading Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport »