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LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

A new study from the University of Tasmania focusing on the health and social needs of LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world has shone a light on the need for increased funding and accessibility of services. The Australian first conducted by UTas researchers surveyed LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians and revealed concerns surrounding mental health, loneliness, health care […]

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WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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Jo Darbyshire explores mental health history in ‘Tales of the Surreal’

Tales of the Surreal is a solo exhibition by Jo Darbyshire about the history of mental health, a response to Heathcote Hospital site and investigating the archives of the oral history collection from Heathcote Hospital which existed on the gallery site from 1928 until 1994. Jo presents a body of work, installation, sculptural works and […]

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Russell Brand announces his ‘Recovery Live’ Australian tour

Russell Brand announces his ‘Recovery Live’ Australian tour

Comedian Russell Brand will be visiting Australia in 2020 appearing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. He’s not bringing a stand up show to town though, he’s here to talk about how he turned his life around. Recovery Live is described as a funny and profane exploration into personal development and wellness from […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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Local hospitals support IDAHoBIT Day with flag raising ceremony

Local hospitals support IDAHoBIT Day with flag raising ceremony

Royal Perth and Bentley Hospitals marked International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) last week with a flag raising ceremony. Health Minister Roger Cook and federal WA senator Louise Pratt were in attendance to do the honours of raising the flag at the Bentley campus. Earlier this year the mental health inpatient services […]

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Mental health services get rainbow tick of approval

Mental health services get rainbow tick of approval

Health Minister Roger Cook has announced that the mental health services at Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals have been awarded the rainbow tick indicating they are inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community. They are the first public health providers in Australia to achieve the accreditation. “I am pleased to announce that the mental health inpatient services […]

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Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids Institute’s Youth Mental Health team are looking for a diverse group of young people to help develop research into the mental health of LGBTIQ+ youth. The organisation is calling for LGBTIQ+ people between the ages of 12 and 25 to have their say about mental health in the LGBTIQ+ community. The team will […]

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What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health

What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health

Seeing the recent report in OUTinPerth about the study looking at the impact of the Marriage Equality debate on the mental health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people got me thinking about what we as individual members of the LGBTI+ community can do to deal with the impacts of “Minority Stress” and the loneliness that […]

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How to help our introverted friends & folks with anxiety survive Fringe World

How to help our introverted friends & folks with anxiety survive Fringe World

It’s the largest annual event in WA and the third largest Fringe in the world! 31 days of comedy, circus, arts, and cabaret. Where the city center swells with performers and punters. Frivolity, Pop-Up bars, laughter… and… people… absolutely… everywhere. While most of us are either performing, out supporting friends gigs or meticulously planning our […]

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