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Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes

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. In this online panel discussion with those who have worked within LGBTI communities,… Continue reading Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes »

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Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice

Description This webinar will discuss results of a research project that investigated factors related to suicide death in LGBT populations in Australia. No such research had ever previously been carried out. Interviews were conducted with people who knew an LGBT person that had died by suicide and with living LGBT “control” participants in order to… Continue reading Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice »

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Webinar: Introduction to the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This webinar describes, explores and discusses the details of the content of the newly released National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy that has been 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 Strategy calls… Continue reading Webinar: Introduction to the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »

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National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a plan for strategic action to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote good mental health and wellbeing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities across Australia. This strategy includes recommendations across the breadth of approaches in Australian mental health work including… Continue reading National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »

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Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS for the development of Mental Health Terms of Reference

The provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Mental Health Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will inquire into the… Continue reading Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS for the development of Mental Health Terms of Reference »

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MindOUT Webinar: Facilitating Anxiety Support Group for LGBTI People

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 In 2016, an Anxiety Disorders Support group for LGBTI people, and their family… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Facilitating Anxiety Support Group for LGBTI People »

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LGBTI People and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

MindOUT and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have worked together to create a webinar resource targeting LGBTI people who are or will be accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This webinar video covers the human rights and social model principles of the NDIS, provides information on eligibility, what the NDIS does and does not cover,… Continue reading LGBTI People and the National Disability Insurance Scheme »

Submission to Department of Health on Fifth National Mental Health Plan

The Fifth National Mental Health Plan will seek to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort over the next five years, from 2017 to 2022. A consultation draft of the Fifth Plan was released on 21 October 2016. The consultation draft focuses on achievable and measurable improvements across seven targeted priority areas: Integrated regional… Continue reading Submission to Department of Health on Fifth National Mental Health Plan »

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MindOUT Webinar: Considerations When Proving Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person

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. The guidelines outline what a person needs to consider when providing mental health first aid to an LGBTIQ person. It will briefly review the literature on… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Considerations When Proving Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person »

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MindOUT Webinar: Intersex Rights: Addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change

In the most recent issue of “Reproductive Health Matters” Journal Morgan Carpenter wrote a piece entitled Intersex Human Rights: addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change. Intersex people and bodies have been considered incapable of integration into society. Medical interventions on often healthy bodies remain the norm, addressing perceived familial and cultural demands, despite concerns… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Intersex Rights: Addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change »