LGBTI health and wellbeing

GLHV@ARCSHS is funded by the Victorian Government and is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians and the quality of care they receive. We provide:

  • Training – dynamic, evidence-based LGBTI training across the health, human services and community sectors;
  • Programs – with a focus on LGBTI ageing and aged care, LGBTIQ+ young people, and LGBTI inclusive practice;
  • Resources – evidence-based resources and the management of an online LGBTI health and wellbeing information clearinghouse;
  • Research & Policy – research and policy development in collaboration with ARCSHS and other academic institutions, LGBTI and mainstream organisations, and government.

Rainbow Network

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A state-wide Victorian support and capacity building network. It’s for anyone who is working with LGBTI youth. We provide training, resources, secondary consultations and professional supervision to relevant organisations and individuals.

Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care

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Improving ageing pathways, care and visibility of older LGBTI people. Val’s works with service providers to foster the experiences and histories of these people, and how these could impact access to support services.

LGBTI inclusive practice training

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3 and 5-hour professional development training on LGBTI health and wellbeing. The training includes an introductory module that explores LGBTI people’s everyday lives and targeted modules.

The Rainbow Tick

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The Rainbow Tick is a world first and provides a benchmark for LGBTI-inclusive professional practice. The Rainbow Tick consists of six LGBTI-inclusive practice standards against which organisations can be accredited.

LGBTI Resources & Clearinghouse

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GLHV’s website and clearinghouse are major resources for service providers, researchers and consumers interested in LGBTI wellbeing and inclusive practice.