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 … Continue reading Mental Health and Addictions
Counting Ourselves transgender health research found elevated stigma, discrimination, violence against trans people.
Our fantastic 2019 resource, Supporting Aotearoa's Rainbow People, is a practical guide for mental health professionals who are working with transgender or other Rainbow patients, or who simply want to upskill and understand with sensitivity some of the barriers for rainbow people in accessing mental health services. Written by Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender … Continue reading Rainbow Mental Health Resource
The Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences Study - Summary of Findings - is out now! This fantastic research from Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH, is some of the best research in Aotearoa on Rainbow populations and mental health.
All about the BDMRR Bill and changing gender markers on birth certificates
15% of trans people run away from home or are kicked out because of their gender. Those rejected by whaanau are twice as likely to have experienced homelessness (40%) as those who were not rejected (22%).
We're very pleased to announce that the national guidelines for trans healthcare in Aotearoa have been released, and can be found here.
Are you queer, trans, non-binary, takataapui, intersex, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF, or questioning? Have you accessed any mental health support in Aotearoa? (For example, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, or therapists) Are you aged 14 or older?
The Youth '12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender. With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender. Make the spaces you are in be safe spaces to come out.
Last week we joined other takataapui and rainbow community orgs and met with Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester and the Wellington City Council city planners, to talk about how to make Wellington more rainbow friendly.