Program: Saturday 15 August


This is the program for Health in Difference 2015, but is subject to change. Please check this page for updates.

Day 3: Saturday 15 August

All events take place at the National Convention Centre, on the first floor.

Venue floorplan and other details.

Browse abstracts for this day.

7.45am – 8.30am Sunrise session: Being present: mindfulness practice in action
This session provides an opportunity to take time to listen to ourselves and connect with what is important to others and us in this moment.
Torrens Room. Maximum 30 participants
Sunrise session: Run/walk around Lake Burley Griffin with Frontrunners
Frontrunners will be hosting a run or you can also walk. The Bridge to Bridge run starting at Regatta Point is only 5km so most runners will be able to do it in around 30 min walkers in 60 minutes.
All welcome.
8am – 9am Registration and arrival, tea and coffee
Ballroom Foyer, first floor
9am – 10.30am Ageing and Aged Care 5 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 5 Intersections 5 Practice. Connect. Celebrate. 5
  Fitzroy Room
Chair: Rob Collins
Murray Room
Chair: Alyssa Willbridge
Swan Room
Chair: Philippa Moss
Torrens Room
Chair: Luke Gahan
9am – 9.15am Perceptions of condoms and aged care in Africa: the case of Nigeria
(King Odor)
External evaluation by the Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention into impact of LGBTIQA+ youth program
(Glen Wallwork, Delaney Skerret)
Beyond heteronormativity: methodology lessons for inclusive sexual health research
(Elise Carrotte)
24/7 Peer educator
(Andrew Trist, Marcus Pastorelli)
9.15am – 9.20am When the central becomes peripheral: shifting identity among young same sex attracted men, and what it means for HIV risk
(Sally Cameron)
9.20am – 9.30am Talking the talk and walking the walk: a story of partnership
(Vicky Coumbe, Steve Teulan)
A whole of community approach to supporting young LGBTI people
(Misty Farquhar)
9.30am – 9.40am “It won’t work here”, challenges and opportunities delivering Safe Schools Coalition in diverse communities
(Roz Ward)
9.40am – 9.45am LGBTI aged care champions
(Ricki Menzies)
Freedom Centre’s “Junior aGender”
(Dani Wright Toussaint)
9.45am – 9.50am SSCACT’s best practice consortium model
(Erin Smith)
9.50am – 10am Engaging the powers that be in the aged care sector
(Ricki Menzies)
10am – 10.20am Alchemy of change: struggles and successes in the science of normalising inclusivity in the aged care sector
(June Lowe)
Evaluation findings about peer support at Freedom Centre
(Dani Wright Toussaint)
The invisibility of sexual and gender diversity in ACT schools
(Riddhi Blackley, Erin Smith)
10.20am – 10.30am Discussion and question time Discussion and question time
10.30am – 11am Morning tea and coffee
Ballroom Foyer, first floor
11am – 12.30pm Ageing and Aged Care 6 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 6 Intersections 6 Practice. Connect. Celebrate. 6
  Fitzroy Room
Chair: Ollie Hand
Murray Room
Chair: Mark Fuller
Swan Room
Chair: Dani Wright Toussaint
Torrens Room
Chair: Gina Wilson
11am – 11.10am Shakedown to the roots of the best LGBTQ communities’ practices and shakeup a mainstream service
(Suzanne Eastwood, Philippa Moss, Samantha Henry, Anne Marie Delahunt, Krishna Sadhana, Kate Cvetanovski)
Discrimination towards LGB people: a snapshot of the views of teenage males in Australia
(Shaun Staunton)
Bodies, genders and relationships within Indigenous Australian communities
(Lisa O’Brian, Kai Clancy, Starlady, Crystal Gorden, Raymond Zada, Rebecca Johnson, Tanya Quakawoot, Brett Mooney, David Aanundsen, Aunty Vanessa Smith)
Thriving in the margins
(Mani Mitchell, Thomas Hamilton)
11.10am – 11.20am Queerspace: Melbourne’s queer specific mental health service, one year on
(David Belasic)
11.20am – 11.30am Welcoming and celebrating diversity
(Steve Teulan)
11.30am – 11.40pm Reconciling religiosity and diverse sexuality in young people
(Regan Smith)
11.40am – 11.50pm Free to be: developing understanding through information sharing, collaboration and community engagement
(Robyn Burton)
11.50am – 12pm Safer Space Guidelines: Twenty10’s therapeutic framework for drop-in space for LGBTIQA young people
(Rebecca Howe)
12pm – 12.10pm The invisible becoming visible: a journey into the unknown
(Helen Povall)
12.10pm – 12.20pm Many shades of blue: enhancing mental health service delivery for LGBTI populations
(Sherryn Davies, Delaney Skerret)
12.20pm – 12.30pm Discussion and question time
12.30pm – 2pm Lunch – Outside Ballroom
Video screening: “QLives” (Murray Room)
Film screening and discussion: “Let’s Talk Bisexuality” (Swan Room)
Film screening: “Gayby Baby trailer presentation” (Torrens Room)
LGBTI Life events time line – Quick drawing (Gallery Foyer)
2pm – 3.30pm Ageing and Aged Care 7 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 7 Intersections 7 Practice. Connect. Celebrate. 7
  Fitzroy Room
Chair: Gai Lemon
Murray Room
Chair: Terence Humphreys
Swan Room
Chair: Anna Brown
Torrens Room
Chair: Nfanwy Welsh
2pm – 2.15pm Trans health and ageing: a Tasmanian perspective
(Lucille Kerr, Andrea Miller, Craig Zimitat)
E-Mental health: interactive, engaging, and improving the lives of our community members
(Tarnia Thompson, Noni Hollonds)
Beyond an intersex 101: disorders, bodies and identities
(Morgan Carpenter, Bonnie Hart)
Using community development principles in engaging sexually adventurous men (SAM) in health promotion
(Tex McKenzie)
2.15pm – 2.20pm Build, Connect, Belong: creating communities for meaningful connections
(Sally Morris, Chris Pye)
2.20pm – 2.30pm Considering bisexuality in aged care
(Mary Rawson)
2.30pm – 2.40pm The personal meets the professional in Townsville
(Krys Fischer)
2.40pm – 2.45pm Yarn about elders’ service access: the experience of older LGBTI Aboriginal people
(Aunty Vanessa Smith, Rebecca Johnson)
2.45pm – 3pm Practice before policy: a model of service development, celebrating the knowledge and skills of staff
(Sue Arwen)
3pm – 3.20pm Fair Play: realising the benefits of inclusion of intersex and transgender people in sport
(Sean Costello, Peter Hyndal, Peter Downs)
Discussion and question time
3.20pm – 3.30pm Discussion and question time Discussion and question time
3.40pm – 5pm Plenary closing session:
Rapporteur presentations