Knowledge Hub tag: youth

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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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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 Youth Project Report

The MindOUT! Youth Project brought together ten LGBT specialist youth services from around Australia to document and celebrate the amazing work they are already doing with LGBT young people. This project to date, has documented practice based evidence for best practice care and support when working with these populations. We would like to take the… Continue reading MindOUT Youth Project Report »

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

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Nothing for Them

This report is the result of a small study undertaken to explore services and referral pathways, if any, are currently available for refugee and newly arrived young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* or those who may be questioning their sexual feelings and/or gender identity. The report aims to: Document the support… Continue reading Nothing for Them »

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Writing Themselves in 3

The third national study on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.

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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 »

License to Be Yourself

License to Be yourself, Laws and Advocacy for Legal Gender Recognition of Trans People

When trans people’s passports, driver licenses, and national ID cards, do not reflect their gender identity, it can exclude them from fundamental aspects of daily life—like receiving health care, schooling, housing, or a bank account. And it can prevent trans people from exercising basic liberties like the right to vote or freedom of movement… License… Continue reading License to Be yourself, Laws and Advocacy for Legal Gender Recognition of Trans People »

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From blues to rainbows

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