Friday 14 August

Presentations on Friday 14 August. View the program for this day.

How they’re “Doing it for themselves!”: Evaluation Findings about Peer Support at Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre (FC) is a peer support and information service for young LGBTIQ+ people in Western Australia that aims to promote mental health and prevent suicide and mental illness. Since 2009, through its participation in the MyPeer project by Curtin University, FC has implemented processes to evaluate, monitor and maintain the quality of service through ongoing participatory monitoring and evaluation of its drop-in centre services…

Freedom Centre’s ‘Junior aGender’

Freedom Centre (FC) is a peer support and information service for young LGBTIQ+ people in Perth, Western Australia that aims to promote mental health and prevent suicide and mental illness…

A whole of community approach to supporting young LGBTI people

This presentation will examine the need for community organisations and schools to be prepared adequately to handle mental health and other issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) youth…

Ageing and end of life care: LGBTI issues for training and research

Most Australians die in hospitals or palliative care units, one in seven die at home, and residential aged care facilities are increasingly the place of death for people with terminal conditions. In all these contexts LGBTI people (including carers) generally engage with staff who are under-educated about their specific needs and concerns…

“Coming out of two closets: Can the dichotomy of queer Christianity exist?”

It is well known that coming out as a LGBTIQ person within a faith-based community is often stressful and sometimes traumatic for the individual involved. Less widely known however, is the difficulty faced by these same people when coming out as Christian within the LGBTIQ community…