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Sign up for a free safeTALK suicide prevention workshop this December

Sign up for a free safeTALK suicide prevention workshop this December

You have probably done a first aid course before, right? Have you ever done a suicide first aid course? Are you trans* or gender diverse- or a friend, family member or loved one of someone who is Transgender and Gender Diverse? Do you want to learn some skills to better support your friends, colleagues, clients […]

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NSW Government commit $500,000 to LGBTI suicide prevention

The Government of New South Wales have promised new funding to strengthen suicide prevention strategies for the LGBTIQ community in the state. $500,000 will be delivered to suicide prevention training programs and support services from the state government through The AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON). The states Liberal government announced the news as part […]

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Understanding the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Understanding the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

In what appears to be a first of its kind in the world, the  National LGBTI Health Alliance released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy. This strategy has been developed to systematically address the dramatic over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people in measures […]

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You Can’t Ask That! tackles same sex families, suicide and Ice addiction

You Can’t Ask That! tackles same sex families, suicide and Ice addiction

The ABC’s captivating program You Can’t Ask That is back on our TV screens this month. The program aims to reduce stigma surrounding marginalised groups of people. Each episodes sees participants from a different group answering questions that were submitted anonymously online. The blunt answers are revealing, profound, and at times, hilarious. The first season […]

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National LGBTI Health Alliance announce suicide prevention strategy

National LGBTI Health Alliance announce suicide prevention strategy

Australia’s National LGBTI Health Alliance have released a mental health and suicide prevention strategy to promote strong mental health and wellbeing for LGBTI people across the country. The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a strategic action plan that recommends a number of approaches for mental health workers that focuses on five […]

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Foxtel to screen suicide prevention film ‘Stranger on the Bridge’

Foxtel to screen suicide prevention film ‘Stranger on the Bridge’

In the lead up to ‘R U OK?’ day Foxtel’s Lifestyle YOU channel is set to broadcast a compelling documentary that focuses on suicide prevention. ‘The Stranger on the Bridge’ tells the moving story of Jonny Benjamin. Having been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder shortly beforehand, he stood on London’s Waterloo Bridge in January 2008 and prepared […]

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Fiona Kalaf steps down as CEO of Lifeline

Fiona Kalaf steps down as CEO of Lifeline

Lifeline WA has announced that CEO Fiona Kalaf will be stepping down from her leadership role in early 2016. Ms Kalaf has accepted a new role as the CEO of Youth Focus. Youth Focus is an independent West Australian not-for-profit working to stop youth suicide. Kate Chaney, the Chair of Lifeline WA”s board praised Ms Kalaf’s […]

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New research identifies suicide risk factors in men

New research identifies suicide risk factors in men

The Black Dog Institute have released new data outlining major risk factors in males which may lead to suicide attempts. According to Black Dog, men account for 80% of suicides in Australia, roughly 2000 each year. The goal of the research is to understand why males are at risk and develop strategies to combat the […]

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Sam Shares a Personal Story of Mental Health and Transitioning

Sam Shares a Personal Story of Mental Health and Transitioning

Q-Life has released a series of films focussing on mental health. In this episode Sam talks about being transgender, mental health and the support he found at The Freedom Centre in Perth. The short film was directed by Steph Lane and produced Living Proud WA as part of the national Q-Life program. Follow Q-Life on […]

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Q-Life Films Share Personal Stories of Mental Health

Q-Life Films Share Personal Stories of Mental Health

Q-Life has released a series of films focussing on mental health. In the first episode Jason shares his experiences of depression. The short film was directed by Melissa Anastasi . Follow Q-Life on their YouTube channel to see all the films released over the next three weeks. There will also be a live Google+ Hangout […]

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