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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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 »
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 »
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 »
Beyondblue has a range of resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people on the topic of depression and anxiety. When something seems wrong and you feel like the blues are taking over your world, you may be experiencing depression. Losing your sense of joy, feeling run down and undertaking risky behaviours are all signs the… Continue reading Beyondblue: Resources for LGBTI 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 »
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 »
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 framework to guide the development and implementation of strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental health problems in LGBTI Australians. A core theme is the effects of deeply held prejudice and discrimination on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and the need for health policy to incorporate this understanding in the development and delivery of LGBTI-inclusive mental health promotion programs.
The purpose of this article is to describe and assess—as well as identify and rectify gaps in—intervention and prevention initiatives that specifically address poor mental health outcomes and suicidal behaviors in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) populations in Australia.
LGBTI Youth in focus In This Issue New Horizons for QLife: Innovative youth connections through technology and media Zoe Belle Gender Centre: Youth service providers training on sex and gender diversity Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools – Safe Schools Coalition Victoria 20,000 and counting: ReachOut.com’s work in supporting LGBTQI young people online across… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.2, Mar 2014 »
Inside this issue: 2014: Focused on the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people in Australia Call for Abstracts, Courageous Voices: LGBTI Mental Health Conference Call for member input: Senate Inquiry into Dementia Care Featured Resource: Suicide attempts among transgendered and gender non-conforming adults National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable: Call for expressions of interest… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.1, Feb 2014 »