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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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Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

The Government Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has revealed that the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey came in $41.5 million under budget. The Greens are calling for those savings to go towards mental health services for LGBTIQ+ Australians, after the government held a national debate on the community’s right to marry. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator […]

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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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Senate urges govt to redirect $20m postal survey savings to mental health

Senate urges govt to redirect $20m postal survey savings to mental health

Following the success of Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill in the upper house today, the Senate has also passed a motion calling for money not spent on the postal survey to be redirected to mental health services. The motion put forward by the Australian Greens urges the government to move the $20 million allocated for, […]

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Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

The results of marriage equality survey will be announced next Wednesday November 15th approximately 7am WA time, so it is a great time to talk about all little about the things that LGBTIQ+ people and their allies can do when the results are announced and how to stay resilient over the upcoming weeks and months. […]

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Bibliophile | Eyes Too Dry explores depression through conversation

Eyes Too Dry: A Graphic Memoir About Heavy Feelings by Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli Echo Publishing   Tava is a twenty-four year old medical student who is trying to find words for the overwhelming feelings of depression that are disassociating her from her body. Co-author Jessica Tavassoli was actually a final year medical student […]

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