Submission to the Minister for Health. The National LGBTI Health Alliance wishes to express our serious concerns about the intended change to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Guidelines, as reported in Australian Doctor on 24 February. According to this article, from either 1 March or 1 April 2015, the PBS Authority will bar General Practitioners… Continue reading Submission on PBS Restrictions on PBAC Policy Change »
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The experience of many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people throughout their lifetime often includes rejection, persecution and discrimination. Many older LGBTI people hide their sexual orientation, sex or gender identity on a daily basis because they fear discrimination. The Aged Care Complaints Scheme handles complaints including discrimination experienced by LGBTI care recipients…. Continue reading Three tips for reducing aged care complaints: becoming LGBTI-inclusive »
Inside this issue: Alliance Annual Report 2013-2014 Conference: Health in Difference 2015 – Save the Date! New Resource: Champions of Inclusion Consultation: Human Rights Commission – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights Expressions of Interest: Alliance Board Vacancy (QLD)
This issue of LGBTI Health Update focuses on Ageing & Aged Care: Ageing and aged care Transgender Victoria (TGV) reflect on the Aged Care Training Project News From Tasmania: Promoting the National Aged Care Training Package Formation of a new LGBTI Carer Services Network UnitingCare – Authentic commitment to LGBTI Communities: Celebrating and Welcoming Diversity… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.8, Nov 2014: Ageing & Aged Care »
Resource packs on being an ally to transgender and gender diverse people, by Transgender Victoria and YGender.
When trans people’s passports, driver licenses, and national ID cards, do not reflect their gender identity, it can exclude them from fundamental aspects of daily life—like receiving health care, schooling, housing, or a bank account. And it can prevent trans people from exercising basic liberties like the right to vote or freedom of movement… License… Continue reading License to Be yourself, Laws and Advocacy for Legal Gender Recognition of Trans People »
With a significant amount of learnings from the Champions pilot project facilitated by MindOUT! by 2013-14, this resource provides a framework for organisations wishing to instigate a LGBTI Champions project across a diverse range of workplaces and groups, including mental health and suicide prevention services and organisations.
Inside this edition: MindOUT! 12 Months as an LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health LGBTI Champions project: Pilot concludes Featured LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health Research Spotlight on Research: From Blues to Rainbows – an interview with the researchers ‘Suicides among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations in Australia: An analysis of… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.7, Oct 2014 »
A world-first guide to intersex inclusion for employers, published by Pride in Diversity and OII Australia.
Inside this issue: Articles LGBTIQ! Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health – Ruth McNair Resource: Support for people who have attempted suicide Resource: Gay men and Prostate Cancer Courageous Voices of Hope and Transformation: A personal story of mental illness Ageing and aged care LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conference National Palliative Care Standards Review… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.6, Sept 2014 »
A collection of practice wisdom drawn from the consulting room experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients.
A framework to guide the development and implementation of strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental health problems in LGBTI Australians. A core theme is the effects of deeply held prejudice and discrimination on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and the need for health policy to incorporate this understanding in the development and delivery of LGBTI-inclusive mental health promotion programs.