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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Research project and report from Deakin University and the Australian GLBT Multicultural Council exploring the intersections between culture, faith, and diverse sexuality and/or gender.
Regrettably, a significant body of research supports the view that LGBTIQ individuals have a higher per capita level of risk of mental illness, self-harm and suicide. For a variety of factors their life journey can be much more difficult to navigate. LGBTIQ individuals from multicultural, multi-faith and multi-lingual backgrounds often face additional challenges around coming… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People from Culturally and Lingistically Diverse Backgrounds »
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of… Continue reading Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People »
A joint submission on a review of the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, by Dr. Gávi Ansara, National LGBTI Health Alliance; Sue Webeck, A Gender Agenda; Morgan Carpenter, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia; Peter Hyndal, Transformative; Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria.
This report is the result of a small study undertaken to explore services and referral pathways, if any, are currently available for refugee and newly arrived young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* or those who may be questioning their sexual feelings and/or gender identity. The report aims to: Document the support… Continue reading Nothing for Them »
In this edition: MindOUT! Conference Ageing & Aged Care Roundtable Name Competition: Ageing & Aged Care Program Featured Research: Meta Analytic Review of Interventions to Reduce Sexual Prejudice Zie Plot Thickens: Reflections on Pronouns and Language Opportunities: AISSGA Annual Conference Senior Australian of the Year
A submission to the Human Rights Policy Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department regarding the proposed amendments to the racial vilification provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
Support for mainstream mental health and suicide prevention services to better provide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse (LGBTI) communities. The Framework ensures that these organisations are better able to recognise, understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTI people.
Inside this issue: Notes from the General Manager Alliance News Health Policy Report LGBTI Practice Wisdom Resource beyondblue LGBTI Service Providers National Meeting The National Mental Health Commission: Report Card Research LGBTI Health News: Doctors for the family Conferences and Call Outs: Rainbow Tick Seminar McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.2 No.5, May 2012 »
Mental Health Issues for LGBTI individuals in CALD communities, in Diversit-e.