Knowledge Hub tag: inclusive practice

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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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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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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: 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 »

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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: 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 Webinar: Working with LGBTI people and communities in Rural, Regional and Remote Locations

Description Remote Northern Territory communities are the last place you might think a transgender person would be able to successfully advocate for LGBTI inclusion. Though for many LGBTI people living in rural, regional and remote areas without this voice they would have no access to support services of any kind.  This webinar will explore the… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Working with LGBTI people and communities in Rural, Regional and Remote Locations »