CategoryMental health & sexual health

Representative Opportunities: Lived Experience Advisory Group – Mental Health Services in SA

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Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (SA), September 2022 The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP) is the team assisting the current Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Dr John Brayley, in meeting his statutory responsibilities and upholding the rights of people who require mental health care. The OCP are currently recruiting new members to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). The...

First Queer Minds Matter workshop this Friday (free event)

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Queer Minds Matter, August 2022 Queer Minds Matter is a unique program that runs mental health awareness sessions for LGBTIQA+ people. The project began last year when Emma O’Loughlin teamed up with Margie Fischer from Feast Queer Youth Drop In to run 3 sessions about BPD and mental health for the LGBTIQA+ community, with a small grant for Mental Health Awareness Month. They received...

Online Masterclass: Trauma Informed Diversity Awareness (Trans & Gender Diverse focus)

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Blue Knot Foundation, August 2022 Delivered by one of Blue Knot Foundation’s most experienced facilitators, Dragan Zan Wright is a transgender psychotherapist and trainer who has worked extensively in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Diversity, Complex Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care and Practice. This professional development day goes beyond ‘standard’ LGBTIQ+ diversity training. This...

Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines

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Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines for clinical and community service providers Telethon Kids Institute (Perth), 5th August 2022 These guidelines are intended to improve insight into the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, asexual (and those of other diverse sexualities and genders; LGBTQA+) young people. They were designed to aid...

Sex film viewing and hypersexual concerns – do they predict sexual responses with a partner?

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Prause Nicole, Siegle Greg (2022) Sex film viewing, but not hypersexual concerns, are associated with more sexual arousal in anticipation of an intimate partner experience. Sexual Health 19, 79-91.  Abstract: Background: Hypersexual behaviours could reflect psychopathology, in part, because they impair interactions with intimate partners. Methods: Hypersexual concerns were measured as: (1)...

The Cost of Adverse LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

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Thorne Harbour Health, 30 May 2022 The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion in research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among the general...

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