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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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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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Online Mental Health for Same Sex Attracted Youth

Online Mental Health for Same Sex Attracted Youth

Swinburne University of Technology, Federation University Australia and Deakin University have developed an online wellbeing program aimed specifically at gay and lesbian youth aged 18-25. The program entitled Out & Online was funded by beyondblue and is based on scientifically tested psychological treatments and designed to improve mental wellbeing and reduce symptoms of anxiety. Lead […]

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