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Out with cancer - Webinar
LGBTIQ+ people with cancer have been described as an invisible diversity in cancer care. The ‘Out with Cancer’ study is a three-year project focused on understand LGBTI people’s experiences of cancer and cancer care. In this webinar, join Professor Jane Ussher from the ‘Out with Cancer’ Study, and a panel of LGBTQI+ people with lived experiences, to discuss preliminary study findings, including photo-voice, interview and survey results.
1pm. Tuesday 15th September via Zoom.
Butterfly: Let’s Talk podcast
A new campaign is shining a light on the internalized and cultural stigma and shame that is stopping the LGBTQI community from reaching out for help battling eating disorders. A "Gender, sexuality and eating disorders" podcast can be streamed from their website.
The Alliance's Charlie Willbridge named a Life in Mind champion!
We're so proud that our very own Charlie Willbridge, National Mindout Program Coordinator, has been named by Life in Mind as a Life In Mind champion! They share some insights on the National Communications Charter (The Charter) and what it means to be part of the Champions Group leading its dissemination here.
"Being a Champion and promoting The Charter provides me with a great opportunity to ensure LGBTI people and communities are represented as we work together to reduce stigma, embed inclusive language and reduce suicides in Australia."
Celebrate Bisexuality Day - 23 Sep
Bisexual+ people are thought to be the largest group in the LGBTIQ+ population, yet are commonly misunderstood by mainstream society and often invisible in the broader LGBTIQ+ discourse.
With Bisexuality Day today, we'd like to share this webinar from earlier this year with Misty Farquhar.
Misty Farquhar is a PhD Researcher at the Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education, where they also teach. Misty’s research explores how people living outside binary ideas of sexuality / gender experience recognition in Australia. Misty is extremely active in community outreach, education, and advocacy efforts and is the founder of Bisexual+ Community Perth.
R U OK? Day - 10 Sep
World Suicide Prevention Day - 10 Sep
R U OK?Day and World Suicide Prevention Day are both on Thursday 10 September and this year's message is 'There's more to say after R U OK?'
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which could change their life.