LGBTIQA+ suicide safety cards
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Switchboard has launched two printable LGBTIQA+ Suicide Safety Cards. The cards are designed to help someone stay safe from acting on thoughts of suicide and give practical tips on how to navigate conversations about suicide.  They also contain blank fields for each person to complete with their own personal safety contact and prompts reminding them what the signs of being overwhelmed look like and what steps to take that increase feelings of safety. You can …
New ARCSHS Report – Lean on Me
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Lean on Me: Exploring Suicide Prevention and Mental Health-Related Peer Support in Melbourne’s LGBTQ Communities is a new report from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The report examines the experiences of people who help others during a mental health crisis. Drawing on data from 25 interviews and a survey of more than 300 people, this report focuses specifically on how LGBTQ people who provide peer support are impacted by doing so. You can …
CALD LGBTQIA+ support group
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Mental Health Foundation Australia are running an online support group for LGBTQIA+ community members, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to discuss their mental health and wellbeing and develop a strong sense of belonging in the community. The group is held on Zoom on the first Monday of each month. To find out more visit https://www.mhfa.org.au/SRG/lgbtqia-support-group
New resource: Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
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Rainbow Health Victoria has just launched a new resource Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide: A guide to support communications and engagement in primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities. This guide builds on the Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide which was launched last year. It provides additional support to organisations and practitioners in developing effective and appropriate family violence prevention messaging, and delivering this through public campaigns, social media communications and policy work. Download the Pride …
Wear It Purple Day 2021
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Wear It Purple Day was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache and their very real responses. In 2010, several rainbow young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity. Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people. Wear it Purple Day 2021’s theme is focused on the …
TGV Support Group (VIC)
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Now holding virtual sessions online! TGV’s peer led support group is designed to speed you along, whether your obstacle is direction, connection or even just you. It’s confidential and you can be anonymous. No appointment or referral is needed. They meet on the 2nd Wednesday evening and the 4th Saturday morning each month. For more info or to sign-up visit the TGV website HERE.
Speak – Regional Victoria
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Speak is a newly established not-for-profit organisation based in Ballarat.  Speak is creating LGBTIQA+ inclusive spaces in regional Victoria by providing training, hosting education events and creating awareness-raising campaigns. They are currently working on becoming a service provider delivering direct mental health support to LGBTIQA+ regional Victorians.  You can find out more on the Speak website hereThey also have merch available from their online store here