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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...

CONNECTing at risk communities [in Adelaide] with HIV self testing

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SAMESH, Wednesday 23 March 2022  Media Release: CONNECTing at risk communities with rapid HIV testing – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAMESH, a partnership between SHINE SA and Thorne Harbour Health, has launched CONNECT – a pilot program evaluating the use of vending machines to dispense free Atomo HIV Self-Test (HST) kits to support rapid HIV testing and to strengthen pathways to treatment and...

New Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide

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Thorne Harbour Health, October 2021 “The Cottage” is a new Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide, from Thorne Harbour Health.  At Thorne Harbour Health we understand that LGBTIQ community members can have particular needs when it comes to making positive changes in relation to drinking and using drugs. We know that our communities often...

Gay Asian Proud (GAP) Forum: Dating Amidst COVID and Vaccines

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Gay Asian Proud (GAP) & Thorne Harbour Health,  October 2021 A free online forum on how COVID-19 and vaccination affect and change the way Asian same sex-attracted men date and form intimate relationships. About this event: Apart from triggering mental health concerns, COVID-19 has made a tremendous impact on the way we interact and socialise. The international move towards a vaccination...

SAMESH cooking class presents: Paul’s Nan’s Peanut Cookies

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SAMESH, November 2020 With another recent lockdown (and perhaps more looming), Paul has been baking again. Once again we’ve had to cancel our scheduled face-to-face cooking class aimed at PLHIV and older LGBTIQ folk, due to COVID-19: so Paul is sharing his Nan Dot’s peanut cookie recipe with us instead. He calls these biscuits “a blast from the past”, as they evoke a lot...

The Quilt: Exhibition of the original South Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt

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SAMESH, November 2021 The AIDS Quilt is a memorial to people who have died from AIDS around the world, and is a form of both remembrance and activism. It is the largest piece of community folk art in the world as of 2020. Join SAMESH and the History Trust of South Australia in presenting the original South Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt on display for everyone to see the history of HIV/AIDS in...

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