Description Why do people self-injure? The urge to cut, scratch, rub, tear and burn our skin seems in direct contrast to our innate instincts of self-preservation and survival. Recent research indicates that some people may be at a greater risk of engagement in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) on the basis of their sexuality and gender identity…. Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury within LGB Communities »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
This webinar will give a brief introduction to LGBTI people and communities in the context of mental health. All Australians have the right to non-judgemental, culturally appropriate mental health care, however Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are overrepresented in mental health statistics of anxiety, depression as well as having increased risk of… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Brief Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health »
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is pleased to make a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014. We will focus on three key rationales for the recognition of foreign marriages in Australia: Health and wellbeing, economic and social benefits to Australian society, and safeguarding religious freedoms.
Free online LGBTI Aged Care training for all workers in the aged care sector. A convenient online module designed to give staff an introduction to the core principles of working in an inclusive way with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and interesex (LGBTI) people. Available to organisations throughout Australia. This training covers the basics and… Continue reading LGBTI Aged Care Training e-Learning Module »
Improving E-therapy for Mood Disorders among Lesbians and Gay Men: A practical toolkit for developing tailored web and mobile phone-based depression and anxiety interventions is a new monograph from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society [ARCSHS], funded by beyondblue, that responds to the recent growth of online therapies. These are structured interactive programs delivering psychotherapy… Continue reading Improving E-Therapy for Mood Disorders in Lesbians and Gay Men »
LGBTI Health Udpate April 2015: Inclusive Ageing & Aged Care In this edition we bring together the latest news about LGBTI-inclusive practice in ageing & aged care. Alliance announces new brand for LGBTI-inclusive ageing & aged care projects – Introducing Silver Rainbow! … Silver Rainbow Project News: Aged Care Training: Training materials revised based on… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.5 No.2, Apr 2015 »
A submission to an inquiry into the impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services.
10 February Presenter: Dr. Ruth McNair Watch Now! Assoc. Professor McNair speaks about the multiple identities we have and how these influence our mental health in positive or negative ways. For some LGBTIQ people with more than one identity that is marginalised, such as a disability or minority ethnic identity, their mental health can be… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinar: Dr. Ruth McNair, Identities, Intersections, and Mental Health »
A Health in Difference 2015 conference special issue. Health in Difference 2015 conference: Save the dates: 13-15 August 2015. Conference streams. Abstract submission. Other issues: Free Online Ageing & Aged Care Training. Affordable housing for older lesbian, and trans women. Gender Trailblazers.