HiD 2021

At Your Cervix: Overcoming barriers to cervical screening among LGBTIQ people with a cervix

Description Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet studies show that LGBTIQ people are less likely than the general population to attend cervical screening. Data from the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) 2016 shows that almost 20 percent of women in the LGBTIQ community have never had a Pap test… Continue reading At Your Cervix: Overcoming barriers to cervical screening among LGBTIQ people with a cervix »

Outing family violence: Developing LGBTI-inclusive family violence services

Description The dominant approach to family violence focuses on violence committed by men against their female partners and children. This approach understands family violence as an expression of the gendered and unequal relationships between men and women. However, an exclusively gendered model contributes to the invisibility of same-sex intimate partner violence and violence within families… Continue reading Outing family violence: Developing LGBTI-inclusive family violence services »

Affirmation Plans / on the same page

Description Affirmation Plans / on the same page: At Working It Out (Tasmania‰’s gender, sexuality, and intersex status support and education service) we developed Affirmation Plans aimed at ensuring the safety of individuals who are socially transitioning in our schools. We have used these plans in primary, secondary schools across the state. The plans involve… Continue reading Affirmation Plans / on the same page »

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 »