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Podcast ‘Queer to Air’ explores mental health organisation Headspace

Podcast ‘Queer to Air’ explores mental health organisation Headspace

The Freedom Centre’s new podcast Queer to Air is releasing one episode each day of Pridefest. In today’s episode, Freedom Centre coordinator Bryan Stewart chats to Annabeth Bateman from mental health organisation Headspace. Annabeth outlines what services Headspace provides for young people in the area of mental health. All the episodes of the series be […]

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Don’t Wanna Be All Bi Myself: Mental health & the bisexual+ community

Don’t Wanna Be All Bi Myself: Mental health & the bisexual+ community

They say don’t talk about politics or religion in polite company. I wish that meant Scott Morrison would STFU. But it feels like the real subjects we’re not allowed to talk about are sexuality and mental health. The bisexual+ community’s levels of psychological distress are well reported here, and while I can’t draw a line […]

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LGBTIQ+ Visibility: You can’t be what you can’t see

LGBTIQ+ Visibility: You can’t be what you can’t see

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the recent 2nd Annual Australian Ally Conference at Curtin University, and to facilitate a workshop about Lateral Hostility within the LGBTIQ+ community. Each conference session that I attended was totally different from the last, and presented a perspective that was specific to the lenses and experiences of that […]

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Get down to Rainbow KINection’s Spring Soiree at The Court this Thursday

Get down to Rainbow KINection’s Spring Soiree at The Court this Thursday

Noongar Radio 100.9FM’s LGBTI+ program Rainbow KINection are holding a live broadcast this Thursday to celebrate the beginning of Kambarang season. The free spring fling soiree aims to promote mental health and wellness, with a focus on LGBTI+ people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Along with the live broadcast, there will be a […]

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New support initiatives for transgender people launched

New support initiatives for transgender people launched

Transfolk of WA have launched two new initiatives to support transgender people in Perth. Firstly Social Space, is a new casual hangout for transgender people. The monthly event will be held in Leederville and the first event will be on Sunday 20th May. The event is open to transgender and gender diverse people and is […]

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‘R U OK?’ ambassadors ready for Mardi Gras

‘R U OK?’ ambassadors ready for Mardi Gras

Mental health awareness group R U OK? will be joined by three of their ambassadors for this year’s Mardi Gras parade. For the second consecutive year, suicide prevention charity R U OK? will show its support for Australia’s LGBTQI community at this weekend’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Around 80 choreographed dancers, R U […]

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And the survey says: Grindr might be making you sad

And the survey says: Grindr might be making you sad

An online survey has asked people abut how different phone apps make them feel, and while some apps perk up our mood, overwhelmingly people say hook up app Grindr makes them feel down. Time Well Spent asked 200,000 iPhone users about how apps make them feel. Mental health apps like Headspace and Calm scored well, […]

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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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The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

I came out to a friend recently as trans and non-binary. As they so easily checked in with me about my name, pronouns and overall well-being, I thanked them for being so understanding. I know I shouldn’t have to thank someone for the basic act of accepting me for being myself, but being a part […]

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Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Ah, the holidays. For some, Christmas and New Year is about religious or spiritual observance, for others it’s a celebration of the year that has passed and a chance to spend time with loved ones, and for others again it is a time of disconnection and challenges. For the rest – lets be honest – […]

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