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What can I do if I’m worried about a loved one’s mental health?

What can I do if I’m worried about a loved one’s mental health?

Having conversations about the mental health and wellbeing of people we care about can be hard. Sometimes we might be worried about someone that we love. We might see them acting differently from how they usually do, maybe they have spoken with us before about their mental health, or we might just a get a […]

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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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Carissa Wright helps #shinealightforlife this Festive Season

The festive season, for many Australians, is a time filled with positive associations of giving and appreciating what they have in the company of loved ones. Unfortunately, for others, it is a time filled with added pressures of expectation or reminders of loss, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Because […]

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R U OK? How to start the conversation

R U OK? How to start the conversation

Today is R U OK? Day, a day dedicated to reminding people of the power of conversation to spark change: in someone’s day, in their perception of themselves, in how they are feeling or how they see a situation they are in. R U OK? Day prompts us to ask our family, friends, colleagues, loved ones and […]

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ReachOut survey shows 1/4 of school students face bullying

Results of a new survey released by youth mental health organisation ReachOut show that almost one in four young people have been bullied in the past 12 months. The organisation gathered information from 1000 Australians between the ages of 14-25, with 500 male and 500 female-identifying participants from regional and metropolitan areas. 22.9% of respondents […]

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Lifeline improve services for LGBTI people

Lifeline improve services for LGBTI people

  Lifeline and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have announced a new partnership to develop an e-training program to give its Crisis Supporters a stronger knowledge and understanding of issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The increased training for counselors at Lifeline will compliment the specialist counselling availble through the […]

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M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

In the past few months, the M Clinic has seen the rates of HIV, Gonorrhea and Syphilis increasing in Perth gay men. Even if you practice safer sex (by wearing condoms during anal or using PrEP), you could still be at risk of picking up a sexually transmitted infection (STI). And remember, not all STI’s […]

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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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Gender diverse people at high risk of mental distress

Gender diverse people at high risk of mental distress

A new report from beyondblue has revealed that LGBTI women and individuals with diverse and fluid genders experience high levels of mental distress. Working with Melbourne University, beyondblue have released The Rainbow Women and Help Seeking Research Report which finds those surveys who belong to marginalised gender identities and sexualities are more distressed and unhealthy […]

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Support Lifeline at the Black Diamond Ball

Support Lifeline at the Black Diamond Ball

Lifeline WA have announced that their Black Diamond Ball Gala Dinner will return to Fraser’s State Reception Centre on Saturday August 1, 2015. Last year’s sold out event was a stunning success raising much needed funds to help sustain their life-saving work in suicide prevention. The event features premium Western Australian wines and a decadent […]

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