Knowledge Hub category: Access to healthcare

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Network MindOUT Webinar: Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Young People

Topic: A Critical Development Approach to Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Young People Description: This webinar aims to provide attendees with an overview of the mental health needs of transgender and non-binary young people, before outlining an approach to working with transgender and non-binary young people that is mindful of both their diverse needs, and… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Young People »

The Rainbow Makers, cultural safety and older LGBTI Australians.

The Rainbow Makers

This narrative based resource traces the journey of Malloy, an older lesbian ,as she navigates her way through the experience of discrimination by an aged care service provider. It highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.

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Network MindOUT Webinar: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice

Topic: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice Description: Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations. In this webinar, Chris Pye will facilitate a conversation about what this means in relation to LGBTIQ+ populations, what the literature says and how this can manifest in our… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice »

Cycle of invisibility model - a wheel with multiple blue circles, showing a process of exclusion for LGBTI people

Cycle of Invisibility

The cycle of invisibility is a simple model for understanding exclusion at an individual/service level and broader systemic level, as it applies to and is experienced by L, G, B, T & I people.

Aged Care Inclusive Service Poster

This poster is designed to be used by aged care service providers to let consumers know their service is inclusive of LGBTI peoples. Photo by Jodie Barker at the 2018 Health in Difference Conference.

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Network MindOUT Webinar: Developing LGBTIQ Inclusive Practice Within A Mainstream Mental Health Service

Description: National mainstream mental health service providers have a particular responsibility to develop strategies, projects and policies that move beyond ‰’treating everyone the same‰’, to consider the unique circumstances of oppression, marginalisation and discrimination that can impact the access of marginalised people and communities to services. This presentation will draw on Neami National‰’s experience to… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Developing LGBTIQ Inclusive Practice Within A Mainstream Mental Health Service »

Tango Project Report

The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage.
The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that
LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities.
The project is supported by a group of LGBTI Elders (pictured above) and a Project Advisory
Group of eight Commissioners and Regulators. This document provides a brief overview of the
first 12 months of the project from Jan – December 2017.

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Network MindOUT Webinar: The Role of GP’s in Supporting LGBTI Mental Health

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 »

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Network MindOUT Webinar: Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health

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 »

Aged Care Diversity Framework

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.