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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Cisgenderism – the ideology that delegitimises people’s own understandings of their bodies and genders (Ansara & Hegarty, 2012) – significantly impacts upon transgender people’s mental health. Evidence for this appears in research which has found that experiences of discrimination fully mediate self-reported mental health concerns. Conversely, recent research has suggested that when transgender people are supported and… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People and Mental Health »
This webinar will give a brief introduction to LGBTI people and communities in the context of mental health. All Australians have the right to non-judgemental, culturally appropriate mental health care, however Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are overrepresented in mental health statistics of anxiety, depression as well as having increased risk of… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Brief Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health »
A joint submission on a review of the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, by Dr. Gávi Ansara, National LGBTI Health Alliance; Sue Webeck, A Gender Agenda; Morgan Carpenter, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia; Peter Hyndal, Transformative; Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria.
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 »
The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. More than 1000 young people aged between 16–27 years of age participated in the national research study, with almost two-thirds reporting homophobic or transphobic harassment or… Continue reading Growing Up Queer »
The first national trans mental health study was a cross-sectional study of trans people living in Australia in 2013. A total of 946 people participated in the study, making the study the largest ever conducted in Australia and one of the largest in the world.
The Australian Government has made impressive strides to reduce discrimination faced by LGBTI populations, including the addition of sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity (including gender history, gender expression, and gender-associated characteristics), and intersex status to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (the SDA). The SDA prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the administration of… Continue reading Submission to inquiry on airport and aviation security »
This webinar will explore, the newly emerging issue of clients who either don’t conform or who have realities outside the ‘classic’ western binary construction of male or female. We will explore how to support such clients, therapeutically as well as some of the issues that can be raised for us as therapists when we are working… Continue reading MINDOUT! WEBINAR: Outside of the Binary: Working with Gender non-conforming people »