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! »
Category: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
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 »
Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the National LGBTI Health Alliance takes a moment remember all people whose lives have been touched by suicide. We pay particular respects to those people amongst the L, G, B, T, or I communities and populations who have found themselves faced with the challenges of suicide: as individuals,… Continue reading Working together for Health – World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 »
MindOUT! conferences and symposiums, including the Courageous Voices conference, 2014, and the MindOUT! National Symposium 2012.
A training session provided by the MindOUT! Project. Target Audience: LGBTI community leaders LGBTI persons Partners, friends and family of LGBTI persons living with depression About this workshop: While depression and anxiety is generally becoming a more common experience in people’s lives, for LGBTI people the rates of depression and anxiety are significantly higher. Designed… Continue reading MindOUT! Training: Rainbow Blues »
This online tool has been developed to offer you, your friends and family information and support to help you better understand the experience of mental distress, either to aid your own recovery or support someone else’s. This online workshop has been designed to provide space to reflect on some issues that are specific to our… Continue reading MindOUT! Training: Rainbow Blues – online training »
A training session provided by the MindOUT! Project. Target Audience: LGBTI community leaders, volunteers LGBTI persons About this workshop: The suicide of someone has a devastating impact on all those connected. It is known that for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, suicide is far more common than in the broader population. While challenging… Continue reading MindOUT! Training: From Dying to Thriving »
A training session provided by the MindOUT! Project. Target Audience: Service Managers in mainstream mental health & suicide prevention organisations Clinical Managers or supervisors Workers in mental health, community health, primary health, social and community services, education About this workshop: The over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with a mental… Continue reading MindOUT Training: Equal, not the same »
Established in 2013, the MindOUT Champions project works to improve the capacity of the mental health and suicide prevention organisations to identify, respond and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI people. A pilot of the project with 11 organisations over 10 months in 2013-14 resulted in the development of Championing Inclusion: A Guide… Continue reading MindOUT! Champions Project »
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health were invited to participate in the MindOUT! LGBTI Champions pilot project in the middle of 2013. One year on has seen a significant focus and commitment from staff and the organisation as a whole on making the Hunter Institute of Mental Health inclusive and responsive to the needs of… Continue reading LGBTI Champions and Hunter Institute of Mental Health: Reflections on first 12 months »
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages.
NETWORK MINDOUT! – LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Network MindOUT supports the professional development of the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to practice and implement strategies that support inclusive and accessible services to LGBTI people and communities. The network supports members to stay informed about resources, activities, initiatives, professional development training and research… Continue reading Network MindOUT! »