HiD 2018

Co-design of a serious game to prevent depression in trans young people

Description Trans young people experience a range of pressures including discrimination, victimisation and harassment. Given that mental illness usually emerges in adolescence, trans young people are especially at risk of developing mental health difficulties. Face-to-face support services exist, but many trans youth do not use these services because of difficulties with access, social anxiety, stigma,… Continue reading Co-design of a serious game to prevent depression in trans young people »

A National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy: 12 months on

Description The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy was launched in February 2017 by the National LGBTI Health Alliance to systematically address the dramatic over-representation of LGBTI people in measures of suicidality and mental ill-health through a nationally coordinated response. The premise of this document is that meaningful inclusion of LGBTI populations within… Continue reading A National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy: 12 months on »

The Lived Experiences of Asexual-Spectrum Identifying Males

Description Asexual-spectrum identities (ASIs) are a range of human sexual-orientations, characterised by the lack of experiencing sexual attraction. ASIs have only recently gained more of an academic focus, leaving this population largely misunderstood. ASIs are over-pathologised, and conflated with diagnoses of male hypoactive sexual desire disorder (MHSDD). This study examined the lived experiences of males… Continue reading The Lived Experiences of Asexual-Spectrum Identifying Males »

LGBTI Community Visitors

Description This presentation will discuss the role of LGBTI specialist Community Visitors Schemes (CVS) in improving the overall physical and mental health of LGBTI seniors. The aim of the presentation is to address the impact that going into aged care can have on an individual‰Ûªs connection to the LGBTI community, as discussed by LGBTI seniors,… Continue reading LGBTI Community Visitors »

Using SMS to Support Alcohol Reduction and Improve Wellbeing for Same-Sex Attracted Women

Description Same-sex attracted women (SSAW) are typically reluctant to access professional help for problematic alcohol use as they report there are a lack of services which are responsive to their needs; and many have had negative experiences with mainstream services which generally receive no or very little LGBT sensitivity training. This is of particular concern… Continue reading Using SMS to Support Alcohol Reduction and Improve Wellbeing for Same-Sex Attracted Women »

What is going wrong for young queer women? High rates of mental distress and diagnoses – Sydney Women‰’s Health Survey (SWASH) results

Description Australian and international research demonstrates that lesbian, bisexual, queer (LBQ) women have worse mental health than the general population, due to stigma, family and community rejection and discrimination. SWASH is a longitudinal cross-sectional health survey for women connected to Sydney‰’s LGBTI communities. Every two years we invite women attending events around the Sydney Gay… Continue reading What is going wrong for young queer women? High rates of mental distress and diagnoses – Sydney Women‰’s Health Survey (SWASH) results »