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LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference coming up this November

LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference coming up this November

The health, wellbeing and safety of LGBTIQ women in Australia will be in sharp focus at a national virtual conference to be held in November. Experts, researchers, advocates, health professionals, service providers, and sexuality and gender diverse community members and allies from around the country will converge online for the LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference on […]

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Record numbers of people seek help from suicide prevention services

Record numbers of people seek help from suicide prevention services

Warning: This article includes discussion about suicide and self harm Record numbers of Australians are heeding the call to seek help from suicide prevention services in a “silver lining” that shows the sector is making a major contribution to keeping the community safe, according to a new report released this week on World Suicide Prevention […]

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Take part in the review of the WA Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Commission is undertaking a Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act (2014) to examine the operations and effectiveness of the Act – what is working well, and where improvements to treatment, care and support could be made. A discussion paper has been developed to help guide a public comment period, with feedback […]

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online seminar about the census

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online seminar about the census

  LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online forum about the upcoming Australian census, and how people in the LGBTIQ+ communities can make sure information about their lives is effectively included in the next census in 2026. The event will feature two guest speakers from the ABS who will discuss the importance of the census, […]

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Help with a survey into the abuse of older Western Australians

Help with a survey into the abuse of older Western Australians

The WA Department of Communities and the UWA SAGE Lab are conducting research to explore what people working in communities throughout Western Australia know about the abuse of older people (elder abuse). Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre are also partners to this research project. A key part of this research is a survey now available […]

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Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students. Researchers Dean […]

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Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Thursday event. This presentation was rescheduled due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, […]

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Out & Proud Expo is bringing together local LGBTQIA+ businesses

Perth Gay Social Club is hosting the first ever Out & Proud Expo this July. The event aims to bring together local LGBTQIA+ owned and supportive businesses to share their work and their stories, and provide opportunities for networking all in one location. Hosted by Big Brother alum Angela Clancy, the expo will take over the DoubleTree […]

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One attendees observations of the Better Together conference

One attendees observations of the Better Together conference

“Better Together – Australia’s 4th National LGBTIQ+ Conference was held in Adelaide from 17 – 19th June, OUTinPerth contributor Colin Longworth attended and shares his observations on the wide and varied discussions that went down. By way of introduction “The Equality Project is a national LGBTIQ+ charity bringing together LGBTIQ+ people and allies to promote a better, […]

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Young Australians are experiencing greater levels of loneliness

Young Australians are experiencing greater levels of loneliness

Insights from the headspace National Youth Mental Health Survey released today show more than one in two young people (54%) feel a sense of loneliness, an increase from 2018 (49%). headspace Youth Mental Health Foundation today revealed the growing increase in the proportion of young people who feel they lack companionship and feel isolated. headspace […]

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