A training session provided by the MindOUT! Project. Target Audience: LGBTI community leaders, volunteers LGBTI persons About this workshop: The suicide of someone has a devastating impact on all those connected. It is known that for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, suicide is far more common than in the broader population. While challenging… Continue reading MindOUT! Training: From Dying to Thriving »
Category: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
A training session provided by the MindOUT! Project. Target Audience: Service Managers in mainstream mental health & suicide prevention organisations Clinical Managers or supervisors Workers in mental health, community health, primary health, social and community services, education About this workshop: The over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with a mental… Continue reading MindOUT Training: Equal, not the same »
Established in 2013, the MindOUT Champions project works to improve the capacity of the mental health and suicide prevention organisations to identify, respond and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI people. A pilot of the project with 11 organisations over 10 months in 2013-14 resulted in the development of Championing Inclusion: A Guide… Continue reading MindOUT! Champions Project »
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health were invited to participate in the MindOUT! LGBTI Champions pilot project in the middle of 2013. One year on has seen a significant focus and commitment from staff and the organisation as a whole on making the Hunter Institute of Mental Health inclusive and responsive to the needs of… Continue reading LGBTI Champions and Hunter Institute of Mental Health: Reflections on first 12 months »
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages.
NETWORK MINDOUT! – LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Network MindOUT supports the professional development of the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to practice and implement strategies that support inclusive and accessible services to LGBTI people and communities. The network supports members to stay informed about resources, activities, initiatives, professional development training and research… Continue reading Network MindOUT! »
Network MindOUT Webinar Series This exciting and innovative series of webinars that critically engages with topics relevant to understanding mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTI people. In each webinar, the presenter will speak for 40 minutes on a topic pertinent to LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention, followed by a Q&A session. Webinar participants… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinars »
The first national project of its kind, MindOUT! is funded by the Commonwealth Government to work with LGBTI organisations and mainstream mental health organisations to improve mental health and suicide prevention outcomes for LGBTI people and populations.
Key points from the MindOut Conference presentation by Ruth McNair June 2014 Click here for more information about the MindOUT! Courageous Voices Conference The mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people is more likely to be worse than that of the general population. Population based results from the Australian National… Continue reading LGBTIQ Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health »
With the Courageous Voices Conference fast approaching, we encourage people to register to attend what will be an inspiring and thought provoking event. The program is now available on the MindOUT Conference website and provides insight into some of the many themes and experiences that will be explored over the 2 days. The National LGBTI… Continue reading Courageous Voices: reminder »
Download this information as a PDF Click here to return to the menu for the April 2014 LGBTI Health Update Background In 2012 the Federal Government amended the Allocation Principles 1997 to recognise older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians as a special needs group. This legislative change was followed by the development… Continue reading Understanding and meeting the needs of older LGBTI people with dementia in Australia: A national collaboration »
Alliance supports “Healthy Thinking” to reduce LGBTI suicide Click here to download a PDF of this media release Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance is part of a national coalition of experts who have come together with the aim of halving suicides in Australia by 2023. “Young LGBTI people, particularly around the time of coming out, are… Continue reading Media Release: World Suicide Prevention Day »