So important to name specifically Transgender, as well as Rainbow people as priority groups for Mental Health and Addictions, and make sure we are on the Ministerial work plans for national and regional policies.
We want to see trans led organisations training DHBs on providing appropriate mental health and addictions support for trans populations, rainbow orgs training DHBs on rainbow issues, and we want more than just a token workshop and a box ticked.
Thanks Robyn, Waiatamai, and Kieran at the Ministry of Health for meeting with us today.
Download Supporting Aotearoa’s Rainbow People: A practice Guide for Mental Health Professionals here, or on our website, and the Counting Ourselves 2019 national transgender health report here, or also on our website.
We also encourage you to read and sign onto the submission by OUTline here, on behalf of yourself or your organisation, by December 10th.