Knowledge Hub category: Mental health

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MindOUT Webinar: Considerations When Proving Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person

This webinar will present the guidelines that were developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and the University of Melbourne, with assistance from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, MindOUT project. The guidelines outline what a person needs to consider when providing mental health first aid to an LGBTIQ person. It will briefly review the literature on… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Considerations When Proving Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person »

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MindOUT Webinar: Understanding Intersex

This webinar session is aimed to develop individual practitioner and organisational capacity to understand and provide inclusive psychosocial services to their clients with intersex variations. Participants will learn about the range of different topics including:  Intersex: bodily variations, sexuality and gender identities  Intersectionality of intersex issues Experiences and impacts of isolation, stigma and discrimination  Human Rights implications  Disclosure and self-awareness Inclusive language  Current… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Understanding Intersex »

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MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People from Culturally and Lingistically Diverse Backgrounds

Regrettably, a significant body of research supports the view that LGBTIQ individuals have a higher per capita level of risk of mental illness, self-harm and suicide. For a variety of factors their life journey can be much more difficult to navigate. LGBTIQ individuals from multicultural, multi-faith and multi-lingual backgrounds often face additional challenges around coming… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: LGBTI People from Culturally and Lingistically Diverse Backgrounds »

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MindOUT Webinar: Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental lifelong condition that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. The sexual profile of individuals with ASD suggests a higher prevalence of non-heterosexuality and gender-fluidity. Research findings indicate that mental health concerns are amplified for autistic individuals who… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder »

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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 »

MindOUT Youth Project Report

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 »

Beyondblue Factsheet: Depression and Anxiety in GLBTI People

The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of… Continue reading Beyondblue Factsheet: Depression and Anxiety in GLBTI People »

Tranznation

A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand.

Writing Themselves in 3

The third national study on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.