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mental health


RUOK Day

By Jill Newby and Chien Hoong Gooi, University of New South Wales R U OK Day is on Thursday, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you point …

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Australian Flag

A major grant received by the Telethon Kids Institute will be used to fund research into the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ). The $716,000 grant for the Institute was announced in the latest …

Jade Mirabito

Gold Coast counsellor Jade Mirabito has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Westfield Local Heroes program to allow mental health organisation headspace to support more young LGBTIQ people on the Gold Coast. The Westfield Local Heroes program recognises individuals whose work promotes social well-being and harmony across family, youth opportunity and inclusion. The program …

LGBTIQ people disability Discrimination

Forty-six percent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year. A report by academics William Leonard and Dr. Rosemary Mann discusses the impact of discrimination and social exclusion on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people with disability. La Trobe University La Trobe University along with advocacy groups …

Rodney Croome

A new survey has found a national ban on dangerous “gay conversion” therapy is a top priority for LGBTIQ Australians ahead of the next federal election. More than 2,500 participants were presented with a range of options for LGBTIQ law and policy reform and were asked to rank each in order of priority with conversion …

Lady Gaga and Canadian model Zombie Boy in the video for Born This Way

Lady Gaga has urged anyone suffering from mental health issues to reach out for help following the death of one of the stars of her “Born This Way” video. Gaga took to social media after tattooed Canadian model Rick Genest, 32, was reportedly found dead on Wednesday of an apparent suicide at his apartment in …

The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney

By Anthony Jorm, University of Melbourne and Betty Kitchener, Deakin University Australia’s leading mental health organisations have launched a new campaign – #YouCanTalk – to encourage Australians to ask people they’re concerned about if they’re thinking about taking their own life or have made a plan to do so. This recommendation runs counter to commonly-held …

Farmers are stripping off for The Naked Farmer calendar, started by Jamie Brooksby to raise money for rural mental health

A gay couple from Nimbin are among a group of Australian farmers to take part in a nude charity calendar to raise money and awareness for rural mental health. The Naked Farmer campaign was started in 2017 by Victorian grain and sheep producer Ben Brooksby (pictured above, left) to get people talking about farmers’ health. …

Mary Binks

LGBTIQ Ally Mary Binks Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community is mourning the death of one of its greatest allies and supporters, former Mayor of Devonport, Mary Binks OAM, who died on Tuesday at age 84. Mary Binks was horrified by the pain and trauma experienced by young LGBTIQ people on Tasmania’s North West Coast during the bitter …

Brotherboy Sistergirl Youth

Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service has launched a new alcohol and other drug support program to assist LGBTIQ Brotherboy and Sistergirl young people. Open Doors Acting General Manager Chris Pickard said the much-needed program “aims to provide better social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQAP+ Brotherboy and Sistergirl youth.” “Open Doors Youth Service had the …

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