Description Why do people self-injure? The urge to cut, scratch, rub, tear and burn our skin seems in direct contrast to our innate instincts of self-preservation and survival. Recent research indicates that some people may be at a greater risk of engagement in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) on the basis of their sexuality and gender identity…. Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury within LGB Communities »
Knowledge Hub category: Bisexuality
The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a plan for strategic action to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote good mental health and wellbeing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities across Australia. This strategy includes recommendations across the breadth of approaches in Australian mental health work including… Continue reading National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »
This webinar will give a brief introduction to LGBTI people and communities in the context of mental health. All Australians have the right to non-judgemental, culturally appropriate mental health care, however Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are overrepresented in mental health statistics of anxiety, depression as well as having increased risk of… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Brief Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health »
Free online LGBTI Aged Care training for all workers in the aged care sector. A convenient online module designed to give staff an introduction to the core principles of working in an inclusive way with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and interesex (LGBTI) people. Available to organisations throughout Australia. This training covers the basics and… Continue reading LGBTI Aged Care Training e-Learning Module »
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 »
“Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A practice wisdom resource” provides an outline of the theories, approaches and self-reflective skills that current practitioners think are critical to effective therapeutic work. Vikki Sinnott will discuss issues to explore before working with LGBTI clients, and the ways current practitioners can continue to reflect and review their practice.
Four stories (including mine) from people who identify as bisexual. The stories are as diverse as people tend to be, and highlight the highs and lows of coming to terms with a bisexual orientation. I am also presenting a story I wrote about attending my first bichat (characters changed to protect identity.) The stories show that acceptance from others and self acceptance is crucial to maintaining a sense of well being.
A submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee Inquiry on Domestic violence in Australia.
A framework document to combat discrimination against same sex attracted people in sport. This resource is provided by www.outonthefields.com
LGBTI Youth in focus In This Issue New Horizons for QLife: Innovative youth connections through technology and media Zoe Belle Gender Centre: Youth service providers training on sex and gender diversity Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools – Safe Schools Coalition Victoria 20,000 and counting: ReachOut.com’s work in supporting LGBTQI young people online across… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.2, Mar 2014 »
Using a combination of research, online resources and anecdotal evidence (primarily collated via non-refereed articles and blogs, discussions with peers and personal experience), this webinar will cover people who have the capacity to experience attraction to more than one gender.
A special edition that focuses on a broad overview of LGBTI Health in Australia in 2013: Summary Of Key Proposals Ageing And Aged Care Cancer Data To Make Decisions About LGBTI Health Disability Intersex, Trans And Gender Diversity Suicide Prevention Mental Health Tobacco, Alcohol And Other Drugs