This is the conference handbook for the 10th Health in Difference Conference. The conference was held in Redfern (NSW) on the 11-13th of April 2018. For more information please visit www.healthindifference.org
This resource looks at financial, personal and medical matters, working with professional advisors and reviewing and storing your documents.
LGBTI people have disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Ruth will describe some of these issues, and differences for different sub-groups including for example, gender diverse, and bisexual people. She will also discuss the underlying social discrimination and marginalisation that often underlie these mental health issues. GPs have an important role to… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: The Role of GP’s in Supporting LGBTI Mental Health »
A fact sheet with 10 questions for LGBTI older people or carers to ask aged care residential facilities to gain understand of their LGBTI inclusivity.
The report looks at current Commonwealth Law, Commonwealth reports and best practise law and legal frameworks for the protection of older Australians. The full report is available for purchase on the ALRC website.
Description There has been increasing recognition of LGBTI populations within mental health and suicide prevention, and work has begun to ensure that programs and services are inclusive of and accessible to LGBTI people. However for many, their knowledge and understanding of LGBTI people is minimal, and so this task is daunting and not prioritised. To… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health »
In 2009 Alzheimer’s Australia released a report it commissioned titled Dementia, Lesbians and Gay Men, prepared by Heather Birch. The aim of this current report, by reviewing the available literature, is to promote an informed discussion about the issues affecting transgender and intersex people with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.
This document provides a framework that seeks to build on the six goals of the Australian
Government (then) Department of Health and Ageing’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
(2012) to provide equity, acknowledgement, responsiveness and person centred support to
LGBTI people with dementia and their carers, partners, friends and relatives.
This report aims to address the gap in knowledge about poverty and disadvantage experienced by LGBTI people in Sydney and NSW more broadly. We use the terms poverty and disadvantage to denote two different sets of distinct, but interrelated, experiences. Poverty refers to the inability to meet basic needs (which could be defined as shelter, food, clothes and transport), whilst disadvantage refers to differential outcomes people experience as members of a social group, which are essentially discriminatory in nature (for example, disparities in wages and salary earnings, employment conditions, or promotions).
The 519 is a City of Toronto agency, committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. They strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
A two paged Fact Sheet by the LOVE Project, an initiative of ACON on domestic violence, forms of discrimination, prevention, legal rights, legal tools and links to NSW services.
The Framework is a high-level document that provides guidance to service providers, consumers, government and peak bodies on how to adequately address the specific needs of all people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.
The design of the Framework ensures that Aged Care embraces diversity and is truly inclusive of all people. The Framework follows on from the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy which completed in June 2017. The initial Strategy was developed with key recommendations from the National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, formed of LGBTI organisations and community leaders. In the review of the Strategy, respondents strongly stated that the goals should continue in future aged care reforms, such as the Aged Care Diversity Framework which launched on Dec 6, 2017 by the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt in Canberra.