Knowledge Hub category: Research and policy

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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 »

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: 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 »

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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 Webinar: Brief Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health

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 »

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Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights

Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or because they are intersex. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia can experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many areas of everyday life. This can include discrimination and bullying… Continue reading Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights »

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Growing Up Queer

The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. More than 1000 young people aged between 16–27 years of age participated in the national research study, with almost two-thirds reporting homophobic or transphobic harassment or… Continue reading Growing Up Queer »