Knowledge Hub category: Intersectionalities

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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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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 »

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MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People from Culturally and Lingistically Diverse Backgrounds

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 »

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MindOUT Webinar: Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental lifelong condition that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. The sexual profile of individuals with ASD suggests a higher prevalence of non-heterosexuality and gender-fluidity. Research findings indicate that mental health concerns are amplified for autistic individuals who… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder »

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MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People Alcohol and Drugs, and Mental Health

LGBTI people have specific experiences when it comes to alcohol and drug use and mental health.  This webinar will discuss the prevalence of alcohol and drug use amongst LGBTI communities and the vulnerabilities and risk factors leading to problematic use. This webinar will look closely at methamphetamine use among men who have sex with other… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People Alcohol and Drugs, and Mental Health »

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MindOUT Webinar: Supporting Mental Wellbeing of LGBTI People During Contentious Public Debate

Recently, the lives of LGBTI people have been examined in the Australian media as rarely before, which can border on vilification. This commentary landscape has been primarily focussed on issues of school bullying, marriage equality, transgender people’s access to public bathrooms, parliamentary apologies for past legal wrongs, and how government policy can affect the lived experience of… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Supporting Mental Wellbeing of LGBTI People During Contentious Public Debate »

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Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People

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 »

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MindOUT Youth Project Report

The MindOUT! Youth Project brought together ten LGBT specialist youth services from around Australia to document and celebrate the amazing work they are already doing with LGBT young people. This project to date, has documented practice based evidence for best practice care and support when working with these populations. We would like to take the… Continue reading MindOUT Youth Project Report »