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 »
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Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of… Continue reading Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People »
The MindOUT! Youth Project brought together ten LGBT specialist youth services from around Australia to document and celebrate the amazing work they are already doing with LGBT young people. This project to date, has documented practice based evidence for best practice care and support when working with these populations. We would like to take the… Continue reading MindOUT Youth Project Report »
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 »
A short guide produced by Organisation Intersex International Australia.
The first Parliamentary report anywhere on intersex health and wellbeing, which made 15 recommendations to improve the health of people born with intersex characteristics, including changes to clinical practices, scrutiny and national standards, use of non-stigmatising language, and funding for peer support.
A follow up submission on the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education Foundation to Year 10 (the Health and Physical Education Curriculum).
Growing opportunities in LGBTI health and ageing: Editorial: Growing opportunities in LGBTI Health and ageing – Warren Talbot UnitingCare Ageing NSW ACT and LGBTI Inclusive Care – Steve Tuelan QLife: Keeping our LGBTI Communities Connected – Ross Jacobs beyondblue: 2012-2013 GLBTI work in review – Kate Carnell The health and wellbeing of LGBTI people of… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.3 No.6, Jul 2013 »
Policy Statement on the Victorian Department of Health Approach to Intersex Young People.
Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of People with Disabilities in Australia.
A submission on juvenile detention in Australia.
Report of the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics NEK-CNE on the management of intersex variations. It calls for acknowledgement of suffering caused by past practice, redress, and changes to current clinical practices including the deferral of all non-trivial sex assignment treatments until the person treated can determine their needs themselves.