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Victoria, we stand with you

We know Victorians are hurting right now. Our Victorian communities and members we stand with you. 

Read more August 04, 2020 4:55 PM

Submission to Family Violence Inquiry

Letter from the LGBTI Health Alliance to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs' inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence - 24 July 2020. 

Read more July 29, 2020 4:06 PM

Impact of COVID-19 on Older LGBTI Australians

A diverse group of 17 older self-identified LGBTI people were recruited to describe their experience of living in self-isolation. 

Read more July 23, 2020 10:10 AM

New phone number – new office location!

New office location, now in Pyrmont.

Read more July 23, 2020 9:09 AM

Submissions: Royal Commission into Aged Care

The entire aged care system needs to be re-designed so that LGBTI older people are at the centre of the system rather than resorting to ‘safety nets’ or adding things onto the system to make it inclusive.

Read more July 01, 2020 6:27 PM

COVID-19: Individual and Community Care for LGBTI People

This is a central resource space for our diverse LGBTI community members.

 

Read more June 01, 2020 11:46 AM

The Pledge

We have developed the #LGBTIHealthPledge to promote LGBTI inclusive principles and to ensure that LGBTI people are able to access safe, culturally appropriate and affirmative care during this challenging time.

Read more June 01, 2020 10:16 AM

Beta Test our New Website!

We're really excited to reveal our new website - now being beta tested. And we'd love your feedback. 

Read more June 01, 2020 9:18 AM

LGBTI People and Dementia

This guide was prepared by Dementia Australia for LGBTI people living with dementia, their families, friends and care partners.

Read more June 01, 2020 9:17 AM

LGBTI Organisations and Policy: COVID-19

This is a central place for LGBTI organisations (the full members of the National LGBTI Health Alliance) that are working to support LGBTI people throughout the changing COVID-19 environment.

Read more May 26, 2020 10:32 PM

Health and Wellbeing Services: COVID-19

WE HOPE THE REFERRALS BELOW CAN SUPPORT YOUR SERVICE TO CONTINUE DELIVERING TO LGBTI COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 VIRAL PANDEMIC. 

Read more May 26, 2020 10:16 PM

National LGBTI Health Alliance Calls for Intergenerational Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

The National LGBTI Health Alliance supports government advice to all older LGBTI people to stay at home during this COVID 19 crisis.

Read more May 26, 2020 9:55 PM

2020 Webinar Series: LGBTI Experiences of COVID-19

COVID-19 Impacts | The National LGBTI Health Alliance: 2020 Webinar Series

Read more May 26, 2020 9:34 PM

MindOUT Webinar: Affirmative Practice During COVID-19

Just in time for IDAHOBIT, see how you can reduce discrimination in the workplace for LGBTI folk, and celebrate your LGBTI peers

Read more May 14, 2020 8:28 PM

Media Statement: The National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 Key Findings

While there are some signs of improvement for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people since 2010 there is still work to be done.

Read more May 01, 2020 10:41 AM

Understanding the Differences: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

Each letter in ‘LGBTI’ contains a diverse range of real people, living real lives. This factsheet describes what each of the letters mean. 

Read more April 28, 2020 7:47 AM

Intersex for Allies

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) provides useful information to help allies understand the intersex spectrum and many experiences of intersex people. 

Read more April 27, 2020 3:35 PM

Writing Themselves In Publications

Writing Themselves In is the largest national study series exploring the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people in Australia. 

Read more April 27, 2020 3:29 PM

Transgender Writers and/or Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia

The List of Transgender Writers and/or Writers with Intersex Variations provides a database of people that are available for commissioned writing and also sensitivity services.

Read more April 27, 2020 3:05 PM

MindOut Champions Project

Established in 2013, the MindOUT Champions project works to improve the capacity of the mental health and suicide prevention organisations to identify, respond and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI people.

Read more April 27, 2020 12:43 PM

National LGBTI Health Alliance Begins Second Round of Consultations about Aged Care Services

In 2019, the National LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) Health Alliance (the Alliance) ran a series of consultations with LGBTI elders and older people, friends, family members, allies, carers, aged care workers and representative organisations.

Read more April 21, 2020 7:53 PM

Silver Rainbow: LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training

The Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project is managed by the National LGBTI Heath Alliance and is delivered collaboratively with project partners across every state and territory in Australia. It is funded by the Department of Health until June 2020.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:28 PM

Practice Wisdom: Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients

This training is based on the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource, which was developed by practitioners with extensive experience and deep knowledge about working with LGBTI people and communities.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:25 PM

Equal not the Same: Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

LGBTI people are over-represented in mental health statistics of anxiety and depression, and have an increased risk of self-harm and suicide due to their experiences of stigma, discrimination, prejudice, abuse, violence, exclusion and isolation.

Read more April 13, 2020 1:22 PM

MindOUT Webinar: Sydney Queer Muslims

Sydney Queer Muslims is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing social support, education and resources to individuals and families in NSW.

Read more April 08, 2020 8:14 PM

COVID-19: Health Alliance Programs and Policy Page

After consideration of the current advice that is being provided with regard to coronavirus and ways to reduce transmission, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities, has decided to:

Read more April 08, 2020 7:44 PM

Network Mindout Webinar: 25 Years of LGBTQ+ Peer Support and Social Connection

Bfriend is one of the last remaining LGBTQA+ specific services in SA, currently operated by two part-time workers and housed in Uniting Communities, one of the largest NGOs in the state.

Read more April 08, 2020 7:37 PM

MindOUT Webinars List

This series of webinars critically engages with topics related to understanding mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTI people.

Read more April 06, 2020 7:57 AM

MindOUT Webinar: The Impact of Bisexual+ Invisibility on Mental Health

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.

Read more April 01, 2020 9:24 PM

COVID-19 and LGBTI Communities

THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF AIDS ORGANISATIONS AND THE NATIONAL LGBTI HEALTH ALLIANCE CALL FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH NEEDS OF LGBTI PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERED ACROSS ALL RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

Read more March 30, 2020 7:33 PM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19

We know that this is a challenging time for every person. There are particular challenges in our communities, and the Alliance would like offer support in a meaningful way. 

Read more March 30, 2020 1:56 PM

COVID-19: Royal Commision into Aged Care Update

LGBTI EXPERIENCE OF THE AGED CARE SYSTEM:

The Alliance has been funded to represent the views, experiences and aspirations of older LGBTI people utilising the aged care system.

Read more March 26, 2020 8:12 PM

Dementia Australia Resources

Dementia Australia advocates for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers. They have developed a suite of resources for LGBTI people with dementia, their families and carers, and services providers. Follow the link below to access the full set of resources.

Read more March 26, 2020 10:11 AM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19: Health Alliance

After consideration of the current advice that is being provided with regard to coronavirus and ways to reduce transmission, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities, has decided to:

Read more March 17, 2020 7:22 PM

The 2020 update

Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.

Read more March 01, 2020 6:12 PM

Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill

The Alliance supports the federal government’s commitment to provide comprehensive protection from discrimination for people of faith in areas of public life, provided that these laws do not sanction and enable new forms of discrimination against LGBTI people.

Read more February 07, 2020 7:30 AM

Submission: Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Mental Health

We welcome the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report, and its recognition that LGBTI people are more likely than the general population to face stigma and discrimination, and that we are highlighted as a population group at higher risk of poor mental health and suicidal behaviours.

Read more January 29, 2020 3:51 PM

Member Training Courses

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is a member-based organisation. Many of our Full Members provide LGBTI training and professional development in their local regions throughout Australia. This is a list of training opportunities currently available across Australia.

Read more January 15, 2020 8:34 AM

Rainbow Ageing Papers

Rainbow Ageing is a national research project that aims to provide new data on the health and well-being of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Australians.

Read more January 08, 2020 3:34 PM

3rd National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care

In October 2019, thirty-five delegates attended the 3rd National Roundtable on Ageing and Aged Care. This meeting produced some clear directions for the Alliance to work towards in the ageing and aged care space. 

Read more October 23, 2019 8:58 PM

Census 2021: Share Your Voice with our Template Letter

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has prepared the following letter template for Members, which calls for the meaningful inclusion of LGBTI people in the 2021 Census.

Read more October 17, 2019 8:14 PM

Joint Statement in Support of LGBTI Inclusion in the 2021 Census

JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE INCLUSION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND INTERSEX STATUS IN THE 2021 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

Read more October 09, 2019 8:18 PM

Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill Entrenches Discriminative Access Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTI People

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance),the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) calls for the immediate removal of the Bill’s provisions relating to conscientious objections for health practitioners as they will act as discriminative barriers to LGBTI people in accessing the health care they need.

Read more October 04, 2019 3:07 PM

Working Together to Prevent Suicide: National LGBTI Health Alliance Statement on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2019) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention both politically and at a community level.

Read more September 10, 2019 3:02 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Building Resilience: Working and Belonging in the LGBTI Community

During, and since the marriage equality debate a lot of the self-care advice given to LGBTI community members was about getting off social media and taking a break from the negative comments, but for people who work in the community this wasn’t always possible.

Read more July 16, 2019 9:45 AM

“Loving Beyond Labels” Sydney Queer Muslims Inc.

Sydney Queer Muslims is a volunteer-based non-profit organisation that has been supporting queer Muslims in the greater Sydney area since its incorporation in 2017.

Read more June 30, 2019 3:02 PM

'LGBTI' People and Communities

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ‘LGBTI’ COMMUNITIES?

Read more June 28, 2019 5:49 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Black and Brown Queers: Pushing back on the Whiteness of Multiculturalism

A purely statistical analysis will never be able to tell the full story on LGBT suicide. 

Read more June 26, 2019 8:17 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Communicating about Mental Illness and Suicide in LGBTI Communities

While there is currently no population-based data on completed suicides by LGBTI people in Australia, recent research has indicated that mental ill-health, self-harm, suicide attempt and suicidal ideation rates amongst LGBTI people are disproportionately higher than that of the general population.

Read more April 15, 2019 8:48 AM

Annual Report 2018-2019

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2018-2019.

Read more April 13, 2019 10:41 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Reflections from the Brisbane North PHN LGBTI Suicide Prevention Trial

This webinar provides an overview of the work of the Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) has been undertaking in the delivery of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.

Read more March 18, 2019 5:02 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Building Intersex Peer Support

A Gender Agenda is unique in Australia for resourcing both an intersex peer support and an intersex project worker position, the result of which is a one of a kind peer support model that can set a new standard for LGBTQ organisations.

Read more February 19, 2019 5:09 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+Affirmative Practice

Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations.

Read more September 18, 2018 9:42 PM

MindOUT Webinar - A Critical Development Approach to Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Young People

This webinar aims to provide attendees with an overview of the mental health needs of transgender and non-binary young people, before outlining an approach to working with transgender and non-binary young people that is mindful of both their diverse needs, and those of their parents.

Read more September 18, 2018 5:12 PM

Aged Care Inclusive Practice Poster

This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.

Read more September 03, 2018 10:52 AM

Cycle of Invisibility Resource

The cycle of invisibility is a model for understanding exclusion and invisibility for LGBTI people. This resource was developed by Silver Rainbow for aged care workers, however it can be easily used by other sectors.

Read more September 03, 2018 10:45 AM

The Rainbow Makers

This resource highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.

Read more August 01, 2018 9:14 PM

SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT EVIDENCE FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR LGBTI PEOPLE

Suicide Prevention Australia partnering with The LGBTI Health Alliance for the development of LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines. This synthesis informed the development of the pending LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines.

Read more July 26, 2018 3:56 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Intersectional Identities: LGBTIQ people with Disabilities

Join LGBTIQ disability rights educator Jax Jacki Brown for an engaging and informative presentation that will provide you with new perspectives on disability, and how we can be agents of change in creating a more accessible and inclusive society.

Read more July 17, 2018 5:14 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Developing LGBTIQ Inclusive Practice within Mainstream Mental Health Service

National mainstream mental health service providers have a particular responsibility to develop strategies, projects and policies that move beyond ’treating everyone the same’, to consider the unique circumstances of oppression, marginalisation and discrimination that can impact the access of marginalised people and communities to services.

Read more June 19, 2018 5:18 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Young People

LGBTI people are most likely to realise and explore their identities and experiences during their childhood and adolescence.  Along with increasing social acceptance of LGBTI people, LGBTI young people are choosing to be visible at a younger ages than previously possible. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:43 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Families

LGBTI families, like all families, come in many different forms, and as with any family, the membership and structure of LGBTI families can change over time. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:40 PM

Webinar: Intimate Partner and Family Violence

While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risk in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers and the lack of inclusion of LGBTI relationships in relevant research. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:38 PM

Webinar: Alcohol and Drug Use

LGBTI people and communities use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at elevated rates compared to the broader population, and are significantly more likely to experience drug dependence. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:32 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Older People and Ageing

The ageing population in Australia is dramatically increasing demand for ageing and aged care services.  Older LGBTI Australians have lived through a time in the nation’s history when they suffered stigma, discrimination, pathologisation, criminalisation, family rejection and social exclusion and isolation.

Read more April 23, 2018 8:31 PM

Webinar: Introduction to LGBTI People and Communities

In Australia, the Commonwealth Government uses the initials ‘LGBTI’ to refer collectively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex, which are five distinct but sometimes overlapping groupings.

Read more April 23, 2018 8:28 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse LGBTI People

Ethnic identity is a person’s sense of belonging to a particular ethnic group. This involves participating in and negotiating that group’s cultural, religious and other traditions, beliefs and values.

Read more April 15, 2018 5:20 PM

Annual Report 2017-2018

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2017-2018.

Read more April 13, 2018 10:38 AM

MindOUT Webinar - GPs Role in Supporting LGBTI Mental Health

LGBTI people have disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Ruth will describe some of these issues, and differences for different sub-groups including for example, gender diverse, and bisexual people.

Read more March 20, 2018 7:18 AM

Tango Project Report

The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage. The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities. 

Read more March 19, 2018 2:16 PM

10 Questions to Ask About LGBTI Residential Aged Care

This brochure is designed to help you when deciding which residential aged care home meets your needs. 

Read more March 13, 2018 8:32 PM

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

This guide tailored for older LGBTI community members on how to plan for future care and medical needs, finances and estate, and funeral and burial wishes.

Read more March 01, 2018 1:37 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Introduction to LGBTI Mental Health

There has been increasing recognition of LGBTI populations within mental health and suicide prevention, and work has begun to ensure that programs and services are inclusive of and accessible to LGBTI people.

Read more February 20, 2018 7:20 AM

Preliminary Results of the Coping with Marriage Equality Debate Survey

Between 16 October to 14 November, independent think-tank The Australia Institute and the LGBTI National Health Alliance ran a questionnaire as part of a study to assess the effect of the Postal Survey on the LGBTIA community and its allies.

Read more December 06, 2017 3:09 PM

Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Aged Care Diversity 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.

Read more December 01, 2017 1:23 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Barriers to Healthcare Experienced by Trans Young People

This webinar outlines the issues faced by trans young people accessing medical and mental health services in Australia.

Read more November 21, 2017 7:21 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Nonsuicidal Self-Injury within LGB Communities

Why do people self-injure? The urge to cut, scratch, rub, tear and burn our skin seems in direct contrast to our innate instincts of self-preservation and survival.

Read more September 26, 2017 7:23 AM

Timeline of LGBTI ageing & aged care in Australia

This page provides a very brief timeline of LGBTI ageing & aged care in Australia. We acknowledge those who have worked for decades towards the gains that we are beginning to see today.

Read more August 31, 2017 6:08 PM

MindOUT Webinar - LGBTIQ+ Young People’s Mental Health Help Seeking and Digital Cultures

This webinar considers how health services, including mental health services, could better accommodate the needs of young people with diverse gender and sexual identities.

Read more August 15, 2017 7:24 AM

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 2017.

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 provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

Read more July 29, 2017 12:26 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Transgender People in the Northern Territory

This presentation delivers an overview of Dr Kerry’s  book: Trans Dilemmas. Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, published by Routledge in September 2017.

Read more June 20, 2017 7:29 AM

Annual Report 2016-2017

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2016-2017.

Read more April 13, 2017 10:35 AM

Darlington Statement: Joint Consensus Statement from the Intersex Community

The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, signed in March 2017.

Read more March 30, 2017 3:14 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Online Panel Discussion: The Progression of LGBTI Populations 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.

Read more March 28, 2017 7:32 AM

MindOUT Webinar - An Introduction to the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This webinar describes, explores and discusses the details of the content of the 2016 National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy that was 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.

Read more March 17, 2017 7:36 AM

MindOUT Webinar - An Australian First: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice

This webinar will discuss results of a research project that investigated factors related to suicide death in LGBT populations in Australia.

Read more March 14, 2017 7:35 AM

Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports

This Anti-homophobia & Inclusion Framework sets out a structure for the development of anti-homophobia & inclusion policies to be adopted by five peak sports bodies; the Australian Rugby Union, Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Football Federation Australia and Cricket Australia.

Read more March 01, 2017 3:39 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Facilitating an Anxiety Support Group for LGBTI People

Way Ahead Mental Health Association of NSW facilitates Anxiety Disorders Support Group that comprise of a small number of people who come together to share personal experiences and information in a safe, friendly and supportive environment, led by a trained volunteer group facilitator.

Read more February 14, 2017 7:40 AM

Webinar: LGBTI People and the NDIS

MindOUT and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have worked together to create a webinar resource targeting LGBTI people who are or will be accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Read more February 12, 2017 3:46 PM

Carer Gateway: The Starting Point for Carer Advice

Each day in Australia, millions of people provide care and assistance to another person needing help to go about their everyday lives.

Read more February 02, 2017 3:34 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Considerations when Providing Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person

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. 

Read more January 24, 2017 7:44 AM

Developing an LGBTI Inclusive Practice Policy

This factsheet provides a list of key issues and questions that service providers should use to cover in their policies to ensure that their service meets the needs of older people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex.

Read more January 05, 2017 3:38 PM

Supporting Same-Sex Attracted Gender Diverse Young People Multicultural Multifaith Backgrounds

This research project involved conducting a case study analysis of the needs of same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds, and how these needs can be addressed by government, and by their cultural and religious communities.

Read more December 06, 2016 3:17 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Intersex Human Rights: Addressing Harmful Practices and Rhetoric of Change

In the “Reproductive Health Matters” Journal Morgan Carpenter wrote a piece entitled Intersex Human Rights: addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change

Read more December 06, 2016 7:46 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Understanding Intersex

This webinar session aims to develop individual practitioner and organisational capacity to understand and provide inclusive psychosocial services to their clients with intersex variations.

Read more November 23, 2016 7:48 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for LGBTIQ People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

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.

Read more November 08, 2016 7:50 AM

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 LGBTI people and communities across Australia.

 

Read more November 01, 2016 5:50 PM

Working with LGBTI People: Data Integrity

Inclusive and appropriate data collection promotes data integrity. When we have data integrity, we can increase social cohesion and improve health outcomes.

Read more October 31, 2016 8:25 PM

Working with LGBTI People: People & Families

LGBTI families face stigma in society and sometimes from healthcare providers. 

Read more October 31, 2016 8:23 PM

Working with LGBTI People: Young People

The majority of LGBTI young people consider themselves to be happy and satisfied with their lives, however they are also more likely to experience social exclusion, isolation, rejection, bullying, discrimination, inequality, harassment and violence due to stigma regarding LGBTI people.

Read more October 31, 2016 8:16 PM

Working with LGBTI People: Intimate Partner and Family Violence

While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risks in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers.

Read more October 31, 2016 8:12 PM

Working with LGBTI People: Alcohol & Drugs

Members of LGBTI communities use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at elevated rates compared to the broader population and are
significantly more likely to experience drug dependence.

Read more October 31, 2016 7:57 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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 behaviours. The sexual profile of individuals with ASD suggests a higher prevalence of non-heterosexuality and gender-fluidity.

Read more October 11, 2016 7:52 AM

Working with LGBTI People: Elders

Resource for how health practitioners, organisations and service providers can increase inclusive practice to meet the needs of LGBTI Elders. 

Read more October 01, 2016 4:21 PM

MindOUT Webinar - LGBTI People, Alcohol and Drugs and Mental Health

LGBTI people have specific experiences when it comes to alcohol and drug use and mental health.  

Read more September 20, 2016 7:54 AM

MindOUT Youth Project Report

The MindOUT! Youth Project brought together ten LGBT specialist youth services from around Australia to document and celebrate the amazing work they already do with LGBT young people.

Read more August 03, 2016 11:21 AM

Choosing an LGBTI Inclusive Ageing and Aged Care Service

A multipurpose tool to support people who are beginning to access ageing & aged care services. The factsheet provides a series of questions that can help people to decide if a service is LGBTI inclusive.

Read more July 14, 2016 4:10 PM

Annual Report 2015-2016

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2015-2016.

Read more April 13, 2016 10:30 AM

White Paper: ‘Making the Count: Addressing Data Integrity Gaps in Australian Standards for Collecting Sex and Gender Information’

The 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables has yet to incorporate some key recommendations made to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) and participating community organisations.

Read more March 04, 2016 2:52 PM

Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights

Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or because they are intersex.

Read more September 03, 2015 3:23 PM

The Facts: Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence

This factsheet provides some information for LGBTI elders regarding elder abuse and domestic violence, including a number of contacts to seek additional help. 

Read more June 01, 2015 3:47 PM

Annual Report 2014-2015

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2014-2015.

Read more April 13, 2015 10:25 AM

LGBT Programming for Older Adults: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

The guide offers aged care providers ideas and tips on planning, choosing a movie, discussion questions and evaluation. These guidelines are easy to customise to meet different clients’ needs.

Read more February 16, 2015 4:05 PM

Employers’ Guide to Intersex Inclusion

This guide for employers, business managers, diversity and HR Professionals aims to introduce intersex and provide practical
assistance to help build intersex inclusive practice. It is mostly aimed at employment practice, but much of the material will also help build inclusive service delivery.

Read more November 01, 2014 6:51 PM

Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource

This manual draws 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.

Read more July 01, 2014 6:08 PM

Nothing for Them

This report is the result of a small study undertaken to explore services and referral pathways, if any, currently available for refugee and newly arrived young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans or those who may be questioning their sexual feelings and/or gender identity.

Read more June 30, 2014 3:27 PM

Going Upstream: A Framework for Promoting the Mental Health of LGBTI People

This document provides a framework to guide the development and implementation of strategies that promote mental health and wellbeing in LGBTI Australians. The document draws on a growing body of Australian and international research and identifies key factors known to influence mental health for these communities.

Read more June 01, 2014 6:33 PM

Championing Inclusion: A Guide to Creating LGBTI Inclusive Organisations

This resource draws on learnings from the Champions pilot project facilitated by MindOUT! in 2013-14. It 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.

Read more May 01, 2014 6:43 PM

Face the Facts Resource

Face the Facts: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people was developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2014. The resource provides an overview of what is known about LGBTI people in Australia with a focus on human rights.

Read more May 01, 2014 11:12 AM

Annual Report 2013-2014

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2013-2014.

 

Read more April 13, 2014 9:51 AM

The first Australian National Trans Mental Health Study

The first national trans mental health study was a cross-sectional study of trans people living in Australia in 2013.

Read more January 30, 2014 3:32 PM

Cultural Competency Implementation Framework

This document is designed to support mainstream mental health and suicide prevention services to better provide for LGBTI communities. The aim of the Framework is to ensure that these organisations are better able to recognise, understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTI people.

Read more October 01, 2013 6:59 PM

Inclusive Language Guide: Respecting People of Intersex, Trans and Gender Diverse Experience

Language is inclusive when we use words in ways that demonstrate our respect for how people describe their own genders, bodies and relationships.

Read more July 01, 2013 3:41 PM

LGBTI Data 2013

‘Developing an evidence-informed environment for health policy’ – Discussion Paper 2013

Read more February 01, 2013 4:57 PM

Pathways to Inclusion

This paper provides a framework for providers of mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to better recognise, understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTI people.

Read more May 01, 2012 9:30 PM

Diversity in Health

In April 2012, individuals and organisations from across Australia were invited to participate in a ground breaking National Health Roundtable organised by the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) to address the collective priorities for transgender, intersex and other people of diverse sex and gender.

Read more April 30, 2012 3:44 PM

The Bisexuality Report 2012: Bisexual Inclusion in LGBT Equality and Diversity

An important report on bisexuality from the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance and Faculty of Health and Social Care – The Open University.

Read more February 27, 2012 3:46 PM

Respect My Decisions - It's My Right!

This resource addresses the specific needs of the LGBTI people in relation to planning in advance for the end-stage of life. It explains how you can make your wishes known about your future healthcare, lifestyle, finances and property, in case the time comes when you cannot speak for yourself, and what your options and rights are.

Read more June 01, 2011 2:04 PM


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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.
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The Alliance acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land and community. We pay our respects to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.