An introduction to Indigenous Australian LGBQTI+ suicide prevention.

An online event

About this Event

Indigenous LGBQTI+SB people deal with additional societal challenges, ones that can regularly intersect, contributing to the heightened development of depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug problems, and a heightened risk of suicide and suicidal behaviour

The session

Dameyon will highlight why this particular marginalised group is at an elevated risk of suicide, looking at determinants and risk factors that are specific to Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ people independently and explain how these intersect.

In this session, Dameyon will share the birthing of his body of work that began while working in remote Indigenous communities and being Indigenous and gay working the front-line in suicide prevention. He will discuss the how his report ‘Voices of the Black Rainbow’ and his first of its kind Indigenous Queer Cultural Competency training “Inclusive Practices” – developed in 2015 – has been a catalyst for three research projects currently underway that focus on the Indigenous LGBQTI+SB.

Dameyon will also share personal insight into what it is to be Indigenous and Queer working across mainstream, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ sectors, the challenges and wins, and the work that is still needed to be done.

All *registrations will receive a link to download his report ‘Voices of the Black Rainbow’, previously only available to purchase in hard copy (since sold out)

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl, Brotherboy

National Advisory Roles as an Indigenous LGBTIQSB subject matter expert:

2019- Current – What Matters What Matters Indigenous Project Advisory Group (IPAG)

2018-2019 NDIA, LGBQTI+ Strategy

2017 – 2018 National Digital Health Gateway “Head to Health” – Leaders in Lived Experience Mental Health Expert Advice & Co-Design.

2018 National Digital Health Gateway “Head to Health” – Digital CEOs’ Group

2017 A Roadmap For Building Indigenous Digital Excellence: Looking To 2030 – National Centre for Digital Excellence

2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project – Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, The Hon Sen Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs

National Advisory Committee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project – UWA and Prime Minster and Cabinet

2015 – 2016 National Advisory Committee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project – UWA and Prime Minster and Cabinet

2015 A Call To Action – ‘Third Conversation’ Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference – National Committee

2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy – Department of Health

2011 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights (SOGGI)- Australia’s Human Rights Commission

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