Knowledge Hub category: Access to healthcare

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.

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Network MindOUT Webinar: Barriers to Health Care Experienced by Trans Young People

This webinar will outline the issues faced by trans young people accessing medical and mental health services in Australia. These will be drawn directly from the experiences described in the Trans Pathways study, which is the largest survey that has ever been conducted on the mental health and experiences with medical and mental health services in Australia… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Barriers to Health Care Experienced by Trans Young People »

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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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MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory

Description This presentation delivers an overview of Dr Kerry’s new book: Trans Dilemmas. Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, to be published by Routledge in September. The book is based on the findings of a three-year project which explored the lived experiences of trans Territorians; two of the most pressing issues raised by… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory »