Presentations

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 »

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 Personal Communities to Understand Relationships in Gay Men‰’s Lives

Description The predominant framework used to conceptualise the relationships of gay men and lesbians is based upon the notion of ‰’choice‰’. This framework provides a narrow and limited theoretical perspective for understanding the lives of gay men. A more complex understanding of gay men‰’s affiliations has the potential to illuminate spaces where action can be… Continue reading Using Personal Communities to Understand Relationships in Gay Men‰’s Lives »