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Free - Indigenous LGBQTI+ Inclusive Practices in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop

24 Nov. 2020
Where: 
Darwin and Palmerston
Tag: 
Workshop

Commissioned under the NT Suicide Prevention Trial Site to deliver the Indigenous LGBQTI+ Inclusive Practices in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop for organisations, community groups and departments that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, aged 15-25 of the Greater Darwin Region. The delivery of the workshop is time critical, as is it connected to Safer Spaces work.

Indigenous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans and Intersex (LGBQTI) people experience additional societal challenges which can contribute to the increased development of depression, anxiety, and alcohol and other drug problems as well as many more of life’s difficulties and challenges. In their help seeking efforts, services that are not inclusive in their practice can create extra obstacles, affecting service delivery and restricting optimal health outcomes for Indigenous LGBQTI+ people. This workshop is to enhance the current service delivery of organisation and groups across suicide prevention and health as well as other community and social services.

The workshop

The Indigenous LGBQTI+ Inclusive Practices in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop is a full day workforce capability program aimed to increase Indigenous LGBQTI+ access to health and community services. It achieves this by upskilling organisations and individual’s knowledge of the heightened suicide risk, as well as many other social issues, for Indigenous LGBQTI+ people. Participants are assisted in identifying the inherent health risks at the intersection of the dual experiences of being both Indigenous and LGBQTI+ identifying. This includes the social determinants of health specific to Indigenous LGBQTI+ people.

These workshops are a targeted approach to upskilling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, groups, as well as youth programs and services that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people access.

If attending this workshop interests you, please use this link.  

Dates and locations:

FOR: All Youth organisations, services, community groups and programs that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people access.

Palmerston Tuesday of 24th  (Tuesday)
Darwin 26th of November (Thursday)

FOR: All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, services, community groups and programs.

Palmerston 1st of December (Tuesday)
Darwin 3rd of December (Thursday)

 

Please contact Dameyon below for more information or if you have any questions:

email: mgmt@dameyon.com
mobile: 0439 442 907