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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...

Report: Submissions re Draft Legislation To Protect The Rights Of Intersex People In Medical Settings

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Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate  (ACT), August 2022 Consultation on the draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022 closed on Friday 8 July. A Listening Report has been prepared summarising the input provided by stakeholders during the consultation. This report is intended to provide transparency regarding the range of views and...

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...

New resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability

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Thorne Harbour Health, July 2022 Thorne Harbour Health and Inclusion Melbourne have released a set of resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability to understand their rights and navigate Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). LGBTIQA+ people with disability consistently indicate that they have had poor experiences navigating both the NDIS planning process and working with NDIS...

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...

Draft model of care for TGD people in SA released: feedback sought

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South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), July 2022 On 21 July 2022 trans community advocates and SARAA met with Health Minister Chris Picton MP to present signatures from over 150 South Australians calling for timely and accessible gender affirming healthcare. SA Health released their draft State-wide Gender Diversity Model of Care later that day. It sets out plans for: continued...

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