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Cover image for lecture: LGBTQI Mental Health

Lecture Overview

LGBTQI-identifying Australians have the highest suicide rate of any group, and this rate may be even higher due to underreporting. This session discusses the mental health needs of the LGBT community and ways you can support them in your practice.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


16 Total Rating(s)
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Shamiso Dzinavatonga
20 Mar 2020


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Sonu merin james
26 Feb 2020


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Bruce Garry
12 Feb 2020

Useful and helpful in the context of the increasing frequency of LGBTQI people presenting in hospital.

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Natalie Walter
11 Feb 2020

Informative and enlightening

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Michael Howard
18 Jan 2020

very interesting and informative

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Joanne Hutton
14 Jan 2020

Need more about this education as we need to be more comfortable with dealing with these issues to help our patients.

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Ben Moore
14 Jan 2020

Informative and current

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
13 Jan 2020

Excellent and Current