Knowledge Hub category: Lesbian

Resources specifically about lesbian women.
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Network MindOUT

Network MindOUT Webinar: Introduction to 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 »

Network MindOUT

Network MindOUT Webinar: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury within LGB Communities

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 »

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

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 »

Network MindOUT

MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People Alcohol and Drugs, and Mental Health

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 »

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Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People

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 »

Senate Inquiry on the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is pleased to make a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014. We will focus on three key rationales for the recognition of foreign marriages in Australia: Health and wellbeing, economic and social benefits to Australian society, and safeguarding religious freedoms.  

Improving E-Therapy for Mood Disorders in Lesbians and Gay Men

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 Update

LGBTI Health Update, Vol.5 No.1, Feb 2015

A Health in Difference 2015 conference special issue. Health in Difference 2015 conference: Save the dates: 13-15 August 2015. Conference streams. Abstract submission. Other issues: Free Online Ageing & Aged Care Training. Affordable housing for older lesbian, and trans women. Gender Trailblazers.