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Seminar - October 2017

Start: 2017-10-18

End: 2017-10-18

Intersect - 'Out in the CaLD'

Identity - Spirituality - Wellbeing


Intersect - 'Out in the CaLD' is an exciting new partnership between GLHV and Victorian Transcultural Mental Health funded via a 2 year Community Harmony Grant from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion. The project aims to facilitate broad community discussions, develop resources and support the health and wellbeing of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) in multicultural and multifaith communities.

Both organisations have a long history of advocacy, community engagement and sector development within a human rights framework. LGBTIQ Intersect will involve broad community consultations within the mental health workforce, multi faith, multicultural and LGBTIQ communities to assist in the development of culturally safe, LGBTIQ-inclusive training and resources.

The seminar will outline the project's methodology in our current consultation phase, as we seek broad participation across communities to create collectively meaningful resources.

About the Speakers

Silvana Izzo, Education and Service Development Consultant, VTMH.  Occupational Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner.  Project Manager, LGBTIQ Intersect.

Silvana is a health and wellbeing practitioner and a body oriented psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in health and human services. She has a part time role as a service development consultant at Victorian Transcultural Mental Health and is currently leading the LGBTIQ Intersect project. Her most recent project with VTMH was to co-lead 'Our Voices' a series of videos about the lives and experiences of mental health carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds which were shortlisted for a Premiers Health Care Award in 2016.

William (Liam) Leonard, Director Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria.  School of Psychology and Public health, La Trobe University.

Liam Leonard is an academic, policy analyst and community advocate with over 20 years experience in the area of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) health and wellbeing. He has developed and taught courses on sexuality and gender at RMIT and Monash Universities and has developed Commonwealth and State HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related diseases health education policy and programs. Liam has published widely in the area of GLBTI health and wellbeing policy and queer theory.

Date and Time: Wednesday 18th October, 2017 at 3pm.

Location: VTMH Seminar Room, Level 1, Bolte Wing, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne.

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 This will be the final seminar in the 2017 Monthly Seminar Series.  The VTMH Monthly Seminar Series will return in March, 2018.  Please register with our mailing list to receive updates.