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 »
Knowledge Hub category: Mind Out
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 »
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 »
Presenter: Dr Dan Parker
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 »
With a significant amount of learnings from the Champions pilot project facilitated by MindOUT! by 2013-14, this resource provides a framework for organisations wishing to instigate a LGBTI Champions project across a diverse range of workplaces and groups, including mental health and suicide prevention services and organisations.
Inside this edition: MindOUT! 12 Months as an LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health LGBTI Champions project: Pilot concludes Featured LGBTI Champion: Hunter Institute of Mental Health Research Spotlight on Research: From Blues to Rainbows – an interview with the researchers ‘Suicides among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations in Australia: An analysis of… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.7, Oct 2014 »
Inside this issue: Articles LGBTIQ! Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health – Ruth McNair Resource: Support for people who have attempted suicide Resource: Gay men and Prostate Cancer Courageous Voices of Hope and Transformation: A personal story of mental illness Ageing and aged care LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conference National Palliative Care Standards Review… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.6, Sept 2014 »
In this edition: MindOUT! Conference Ageing & Aged Care Roundtable Name Competition: Ageing & Aged Care Program Featured Research: Meta Analytic Review of Interventions to Reduce Sexual Prejudice Zie Plot Thickens: Reflections on Pronouns and Language Opportunities: AISSGA Annual Conference Senior Australian of the Year
The MindOUT! LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference was held in Sydney on 26-27 June 2014. This resource contains the conference program. This conference was the first of its kind in Australia, and examined the individual and social determinants that impact of the mental health outcomes of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. … Continue reading MindOUT! LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference – Courageous Voices »
A collection of practice wisdom drawn from the consulting room experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients.