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Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations Service Model (LGBTIQA+)

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Meridian (ACT), released July 2021 Meridian was invited by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to co-design a service model for delivering mental health services to LGBTIQA+ communities in the ACT under the Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations contract. Meridian facilitated a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ people to design a service model that would respond to their mental health...

Study: Identity and Wellbeing in LGBTQIA+ people with Refugee Backgrounds

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 School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, April 2022 Researchers at the University of Adelaide are conducting a study entitled “Exploring Identity Formation and its Psychological Impacts in Gender and Sexuality Diverse people with Refugee Backgrounds”. As part of this study, they hope to talk with two groups of participants: Individuals who are service providers/mental health professionals...

Job vacancy at SHINE SA: Mental Health Clinician / Team Leader, Gender Wellbeing Service

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SHINE SA, August 2020 Mental Health Clinician and Team Leader – Gender Wellbeing Service PO3 Level (hourly rate of $44.29 – $46.97 based on experience), Part-time (0.5 FTE) Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension Excellent Salary Sacrificing Scheme SHINE SA is a leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship...

APS Refutes ‘Social Contagion’ Arguments

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APS (The Australian Psychological Society), September 2019 The Australian Psychological Society (APS) today released the following statement in support of transgender people in Australia, and challenging the unfounded claim that social media influences the gender of young people specifically: “Empirical evidence consistently refutes claims that a child’s or adolescent’s gender can be ‘directed’...

Special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today: ChemSex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure

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Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019 This special edition of Drugs and Alcohol Today, entitled “Chemsex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure”, acknowledges an aspect of drug taking that is often ignored in the discourse on the “scourge” of drug abuse – that drugs enhance pleasure. Amidst the pleasure brought on by “chems”, there has been pain. Drug overdoses and deaths fuelled by a prohibition...

Landmark study to track gay and bisexual men’s attitudes on body image

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ABC News Breakfast, 15/2/2019 Steroid use is on the rise as young men fuelled by social media lead a dangerous pursuit of muscle-bound perfection, researchers warn.  Now, for the first time, a global study run from Australia will look specifically at how gay and bisexual men are impacted and whether this could be leading to fatal outcomes. Starting today, 3.5 million men on the Grindr app in...

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