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National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Implementation of the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

In 2017 the National LGBTI Health Alliance released the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, a national plan for coordinated action and strategic response to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote mental health and wellbeing for LGBTI populations. After its release, MindOUT facilitated a series of roundtables around Australia.  At these we heard… Continue reading Implementation of the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »

An update on mindOUT in Tasmania

What’s been happening for mindOUT in Tasmania? By: Andrew Badcock In Tasmania, the MindOut project continues its aim of improving LGBTI community inclusivity, connectedness, and celebration within mental health and suicide prevention services. Tasmania now has three formal organisations signed on to the Champion project – Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Link Youth Health Service and… Continue reading An update on mindOUT in Tasmania »

Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015)

To have Trans people recognised as people, and not freaks. To have laws that are easy to comprehend and that make life easier for Trans people.” Kathy Anne Noble The Alliance acknowledges with sadness, the passing of prominent trans* activist and community member Kathy Anne Noble. Kathy was a tireless and courageous campaigner for trans*… Continue reading Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015) »

ACON: IDAHOT

ACON grants for IDAHOT

Alliance Member, ACON has some grants available for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May, 2015. ACON’s Anti-Violence Project has 10 x $500 grants – for an Application Form (deadline 21 April) please contact: rknapman@acon.org.au. For a list of 2014 IDAHOT projects visit www.acon.org.au/idahot.

30 Years of Women in QuAC

Queensland AIDS Council’s 30th anniversary activities last year included events honouring a number of seniors who were at the forefront of getting the agency up and running in the challenging Bjelke-Petersen era. These included the 30 years of Women in QuAC celebration, organised through the QuAC Lesbian Health Action Group (LHAG), which featured Sr. Angela… Continue reading 30 Years of Women in QuAC »

New home visitors scheme for LGBTI elders

Authors: Ann Matson (QUAC) and Leanne Renfree (Switchboard Victoria) Last October’s inaugural National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference in Melbourne provided the backdrop for the formation of a new LGBTI Community Visitor Scheme network. The network is comprised of four organisations – the Queensland AIDS Council, Switchboard Victoria, Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Service WA… Continue reading New home visitors scheme for LGBTI elders »