Knowledge Hub tag: research and policy

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Network MindOUT Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Young People’s Mental Health Help Seeking and Digital Cultures

This webinar considers how health services, including mental health services, could better accommodate the needs of young people with diverse gender and sexual identities. Findings from the LGBTIQ Help-Seeking E-Tool project (2015-2016) will be discussed, particularly those outlined in the ‘You learn from each other’ report released this year. This was a joint project between community organisations (Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW;… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Young People’s Mental Health Help Seeking and Digital Cultures »

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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 »

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

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 »

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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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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The First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study

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. 

From blues to rainbows

From blues to rainbows

A report on the mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia.