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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The first national trans mental health study was a cross-sectional study of trans people living in Australia in 2013. A total of 946 people participated in the study, making the study the largest ever conducted in Australia and one of the largest in the world.
Inside this edition: MindOUT! 12 Months as an LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health LGBTI Champions project: Pilot concludes Featured LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health Research Spotlight on Research: From Blues to Rainbows – an interview with the researchers ‘Suicides among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations in Australia: An analysis of… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.7, Oct 2014 »
A report on the mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia.
A review of the ongoing implementation of the National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Strategy between 2013-2014.
LGBTI Youth in focus In This Issue New Horizons for QLife: Innovative youth connections through technology and media Zoe Belle Gender Centre: Youth service providers training on sex and gender diversity Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools – Safe Schools Coalition Victoria 20,000 and counting: ReachOut.com’s work in supporting LGBTQI young people online across… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.2, Mar 2014 »
This report provides a summary of the most important health issues facing LGBTI Australians in 2013. A summary of the nine main issues facing or affecting the health of LGBTI Australians…
The National LGBTI Ageing and Care Strategy provides a strategic framework to inform Australian Government commitment, policy, programs and service development priorities, including resource allocation and the “special needs” status of LGBTI people, as it implements reforms to aged care services.