Trans services expanded at SHINE SA

SHINE SA, March 2017

SHINE SA has expanded its services for trans and gender diverse people, with the Trans Wellbeing service. This service provides non-urgent counselling, peer support and case management for people who are trans, gender diverse and gender questioning, their family members, partners and supports.

Trans Wellbeing is based at 57 Hyde Street in the city, and offers professional and peer support and information that is outside the mainstream health system.

Trans Wellbeing recruits from the South Australian transgender community wherever possible and includes volunteers and paid staff with a lived experience (trans women, trans men, people who identify as non-binary, partners and parents).

The service sees people from the age of 12 years and up, with a peer support service for trans/gender diverse people aged 18 years and up. Those aged 12 – 17 years receive a service tailored to their age.

Services provided through Trans Wellbeing are:

  • peer telephone support and information
  • peer support and case management
  • peer support program (18 years and up)
  • clinical psychology

Find more information on each of these here or by phoning (08) 7099 5300

 

Working with a transgender man who is pregnant

The Nurse Path blog, February 10., 2017

Some men have vaginas. 

It probably wouldn’t happen very often but if you are a health professional who cares for people during pregnancy and birth (ie a Midwife or Doctor), you may come across a transgender man who is pregnant.

This can be really challenging for people who may not have come across transgender people or issues. This is a guide to maybe help you in that situation. You’re welcome.

Read more here 

 

SA Practitioners List for Trans* Health

Trans* Health South Australia, Updated 6th February 2017

The SA Practitioners List: A Community Directory for Sex and Gender Diverse Persons in South Australia has been updated.

The list was compiled by gender diverse community members last year, and is continually undergoing development to attempt to better reflect community needs. It features GPs, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, sexual health physicians, gynaecologists, surgeons, and allied health practitioners.

The list is based on feedback from members of the community and/or practitioners directly.

Trans Health SA is a peer run site to support the gender diverse community, professionals, allies and those interested in where to access various resources in South Australia.

  • Access updated list here 
  • See Trans* Health South Australia website here 

Respectful reporting on gender identity

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, 10 January 2017

Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, said that despite great advances in recent years, misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people.

“Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton said. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide to help with this.

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Exciting new program starts this month: HOW2 create a LGBTI inclusive service

SHine SA, September 1 2016

Have you heard all the buzz around Rainbow Tick Accreditation or ever considered how your organisation ensures it is inclusive of diversity? Perhaps you have organisational goals or targets regarding diversity and inclusion and are looking for ways to achieve these? Are you looking for ways to improve the safety and quality of your services to the community?

The HOW2 program was created to guide organisations through a range of practical steps and activities to increase their knowledge, capacity and understanding in relation to LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) cultural safety and inclusion. It also supports organisations who are looking to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation, joining the growing number of organisations who are taking up this opportunity across the nation.

South Australia’s first How2 program starts this month on 22nd September: we still have places left!

HOW2 create a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusive service

SHine SA, August 2016

EXCITING NEW PROGRAM FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA: HOW2 create a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusive service 

Have you heard all the buzz around Rainbow Tick Accreditation or ever considered how your organisation ensures it is inclusive of diversity? Perhaps you have organisational goals or targets regarding diversity and inclusion and are looking for ways to achieve these? Are you looking for ways to improve the safety and quality of your services to the community?

The HOW2 program was created to guide organisations through a range of practical steps and activities to increase their knowledge, capacity and understanding in relation to LGBTI cultural safety and inclusion. It also supports organisations who are looking to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation, joining the growing number of organisations who are taking up this opportunity across the nation.

South Australia’s first program starts in September, book your organisation’s place today!