Accessibility Tools

Engagement and Participation

— Engagement and Participation of LGBTIQ+ Communities

P4T: Peer support by & for trans communities. 
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P4T is a new ACON program providing peer support and service referrals to adult trans people (binary and non-binary) in NSW. Generous and insightful community engagement and co-design helped develop this program, including wonderful insights into the needs and considerations of the regional and rural trans community, and trans Indigenous people.

ACON’s P4T program is currently staffed by trans people of a range of identities and experiences.

P4T is currently being run as a pilot program, and is staffed by trans people of a range of identities and experiences.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia 
MindOut Champions Project. 
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Funded by the Department of Health, Champion’s is a collaborative project between MindOut and wider organisations. In return for a commitment towards meaningful inclusion practices for LGBTIQ+ people, Champions allows individual advocates to access resources and support to become champions for LGBTIQ+ inclusion within and outside of their organisations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and the National Primary Health Network Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement Network acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and live on across Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Definition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience

“A lived experience recognises the effects of ongoing negative historical impacts and or specific events on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It encompasses the cultural, spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of the individual, family or community.

“People with lived or living experience of suicide are those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through a suicidal crisis, been bereaved by suicide or having a loved one who has died by suicide, acknowledging that this experience is significantly different and takes into consideration Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ways of understanding social and emotional wellbeing.” - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this site and invite them to provide any feedback or items for inclusion.

Recognition of Lived Experience

We also recognise people with lived and living experience of mental ill-health and recovery and the experience of people who are carers, families, kin, or supporters.


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