Category: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The home page for this category is the Mind OUT! project page.
Knowledge Hub mental health resources.

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! »

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 »

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MindOUT! conferences

MindOUT! conferences and symposiums, including the Courageous Voices conference, 2014, and the MindOUT! National Symposium 2012.

MindOUT! Training: Rainbow Blues

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 »

MindOUT Training: Equal, not the same

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 »

MindOut Champions

MindOUT! Champions Project

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 »

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LGBTI Champions and Hunter Institute of Mental Health: Reflections on first 12 months

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 »

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QLife

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.