“The first step is an awareness of the issue. The second is to listen to our patients, and to understand [those in this situation] without judgement.”
“Most men continued to have negative perceptions toward drug use within the gay community, although they held less negative views about their own drug use.”
The outreach program aims to support better wellbeing.
The study found that women were more likely to seek treatment if they felt connected to the LGBTI community, and had a regular GP who they were out to.
“When I don’t drink and I’m not smoking cigarettes, when I’m completely clean, I feel so focused and happy”
headspace at Bondi Junction provides a range of confidential and accessible services for young people in Sydney.
The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and VicHealth’s two-year project will increase social support for low-risk drinking and reduce the impact of alcohol.
Part of the funding will go to LGBTI services.