This narrative based resource traces the journey of Malloy, an older lesbian ,as she navigates her way through the experience of discrimination by an aged care service provider. It highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.
Knowledge Hub category: Inclusive practice
Topic: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice Description: Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations. In this webinar, Chris Pye will facilitate a conversation about what this means in relation to LGBTIQ+ populations, what the literature says and how this can manifest in our… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
The 519 is a City of Toronto agency, committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. They strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
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.
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 »
LGBTI people and communities have been slowly gaining increased recognition of their mental health and suicide outcomes, however, LGBTI populations are still relatively invisible in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and frameworks, and thus excluded from project and programmes responses. In this online panel discussion with those who have worked within LGBTI communities,… Continue reading Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes »
Description This webinar will discuss results of a research project that investigated factors related to suicide death in LGBT populations in Australia. No such research had ever previously been carried out. Interviews were conducted with people who knew an LGBT person that had died by suicide and with living LGBT “control” participants in order to… Continue reading Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice »