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 »
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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 »
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 »
LGBTI people have specific experiences when it comes to alcohol and drug use and mental health. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of alcohol and drug use amongst LGBTI communities and the vulnerabilities and risk factors leading to problematic use. This webinar will look closely at methamphetamine use among men who have sex with other… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People Alcohol and Drugs, and Mental Health »
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 »
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 »
Improving E-therapy for Mood Disorders among Lesbians and Gay Men: A practical toolkit for developing tailored web and mobile phone-based depression and anxiety interventions is a new monograph from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society [ARCSHS], funded by beyondblue, that responds to the recent growth of online therapies. These are structured interactive programs delivering psychotherapy… Continue reading Improving E-Therapy for Mood Disorders in Lesbians and Gay Men »
LGBTI Health Udpate April 2015: Inclusive Ageing & Aged Care In this edition we bring together the latest news about LGBTI-inclusive practice in ageing & aged care. Alliance announces new brand for LGBTI-inclusive ageing & aged care projects – Introducing Silver Rainbow! … Silver Rainbow Project News: Aged Care Training: Training materials revised based on… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.5 No.2, Apr 2015 »
A submission to an inquiry into the impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services.
Please note that this resource is not intersex-inclusive. One of the easiest ways to demonstrate that your agency is open to working with LGBT elders is to offer programs that are for and/or about LGBT older people and the issues they care about. It provides LGBT clients a physical gathering space where they can share… Continue reading LGBT Programming for Older Adults – A Practical Step-by-Step Guide »
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 »
Report of the 2nd National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable, held on 12-13 August 2014.