Knowledge Hub tag: suicide prevention

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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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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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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: 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: Transgender People and Mental Health

Cisgenderism – the ideology that delegitimises people’s own understandings of their bodies and genders (Ansara & Hegarty, 2012) – significantly impacts upon transgender people’s mental health. Evidence for this appears in research which has found that experiences of discrimination fully mediate self-reported mental health concerns. Conversely, recent research has suggested that when transgender people are supported and… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People and Mental Health »

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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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MindOUT Webinar: Including LGBTI People in Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Description: This webinar aims to give insight into approaches taken to make LivingWorks suicide intervention skills trainings inclusive for LGBTI people and communities. Specifically the webinar will outline processes and the presenter experiences in the delivery of suicide prevention initiatives for LGBTI people in WA. This webinar will have a focus on ASIST with tips… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Including LGBTI People in Suicide Intervention Skills Training »

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MindOUT Webinar: Conversations Matter when Discussing Suicide in LGBTI Communities

Description: Suicide is an important but challenging topic to discuss. Knowing how to talk about suicide in communities safely and appropriately is a key to suicide prevention. Conversations Matter is a suite of online resources developed to support these discussions. The resources are the first of their kind internationally and have been developed with the… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Conversations Matter when Discussing Suicide in LGBTI Communities »

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Webinar: Down the Rascal Hole

Description: What happens if we step away from language like the ‘complex needs client’ and work with an archetype such as the Rascal; the mischievous trouble maker, and see ‘trouble’ as the bother to want to connect. Over the last several years, Twenty10’s collective responses and modes of support have changed to meet this bother… Continue reading Webinar: Down the Rascal Hole »

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Webinar: Suicide Prevention with LGBT Young Folk: A National Project Approach

Description: From January 2015 MindOUT! implemented a national project to resource and support youth organisations that hold specialist skills in offering support to the full diversity of human bodies, genders, sexualities, and identities to work collaboratively to raise awareness of the essential, life-supporting care they provide to young people that is often unfunded and volunteer… Continue reading Webinar: Suicide Prevention with LGBT Young Folk: A National Project Approach »