Time: 3 - 4pm (Registrations from 2.45pm) followed by light refreshments.
VTMH led the co-design and co-production of the LGBTIQ Intersect website. This innovative resource is designed for community members and practitioners alike, to start conversations and develop a deeper understanding of the experiences of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ), multicultural, and/or multifaith. The resource includes key concepts for culturally responsive practice, learning modules, and stories of lived experience.
Silvana and Lotus will explain the process so far and discuss future education and networking opportunities.
Silvana is a health and wellbeing practitioner and a body-oriented psychotherapist, educated in Occupational Therapy, Family and Systems Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. She has worked in clinical and community settings over the past 25 years within social enterprises, educational institutions and health and human service programs and organisations. Silvana works part time with VTMH as an education and service development consultant in addition to running a private practice and public health consultancy across youth health and wellbeing services.
Lotus is a project worker for LGBTIQ Intersect. They have recently completed their fourth year in psychology, where they wrote their thesis on experiences of suicide risk in second-generation immigrant young people with major depressive disorder. They are broadly interested in how sociocultural structures and processes shape individual and community wellbeing, particularly in instances of trauma and mental illness.