LGBTIQ+ Mental Health Considerations

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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 View profile
Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician with the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the North West Mental Health Team, and director of the Informed Mind Consultancy education service. Geoffrey has experience in emergency, trauma and psychiatric nursing, as well as rural nursing and alcohol and drug counselling. Geoffrey has a passion for education, from individual mentoring to tertiary lecturing, and is interested in the intersections between mental health and nutrition.
CPD time30m
First Published11 January 2020
Updated10 January 2020
29 June 2025
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