Knowledge Hub category: Research and policy

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Beyond the myth of ‘pink privilege’

This report aims to address the gap in knowledge about poverty and disadvantage experienced by LGBTI people in Sydney and NSW more broadly. We use the terms poverty and disadvantage to denote two different sets of distinct, but interrelated, experiences. Poverty refers to the inability to meet basic needs (which could be defined as shelter, food, clothes and transport), whilst disadvantage refers to differential outcomes people experience as members of a social group, which are essentially discriminatory in nature (for example, disparities in wages and salary earnings, employment conditions, or promotions).

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Aged Care Diversity Framework

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.

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MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory

Description This presentation delivers an overview of Dr Kerry’s new book: Trans Dilemmas. Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, to be published by Routledge in September. The book is based on the findings of a three-year project which explored the lived experiences of trans Territorians; two of the most pressing issues raised by… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory »

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Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes

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 »

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Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice

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 »

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Webinar: Introduction to the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This webinar describes, explores and discusses the details of the content of the newly released National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy that has been developed for an Australian context to systematically address the dramatic over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people in measures of suicidality and mental ill-health. This Strategy calls… Continue reading Webinar: Introduction to the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »

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 »

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Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS for the development of Mental Health Terms of Reference

The provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Mental Health Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will inquire into the… Continue reading Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS for the development of Mental Health Terms of Reference »

Submission to Department of Health on Fifth National Mental Health Plan

The Fifth National Mental Health Plan will seek to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort over the next five years, from 2017 to 2022. A consultation draft of the Fifth Plan was released on 21 October 2016. The consultation draft focuses on achievable and measurable improvements across seven targeted priority areas: Integrated regional… Continue reading Submission to Department of Health on Fifth National Mental Health Plan »

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MindOUT Webinar: Intersex Rights: Addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change

In the most recent issue of “Reproductive Health Matters” Journal Morgan Carpenter wrote a piece entitled Intersex Human Rights: addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change.  Intersex people and bodies have been considered incapable of integration into society. Medical interventions on often healthy bodies remain the norm, addressing perceived familial and cultural demands, despite concerns… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Intersex Rights: Addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change »

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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 »