Mental health and wellbeing support for LGBTI people

Mental health and wellbeing support for LGBTI people

Health & Wellness

26-09-2017

 

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians live healthy, connected, happy and positive lives, but overall LGBTI people experience poorer physical and mental health, are more likely to have problems with alcohol and other drugs, and have a higher rate of suicide. LGBTI people are also frequently subject to discrimination and can have problems accessing healthcare that’s right for them.

If you or someone you know is LGBTI and needs support, help is available … you are not alone.

Mental health services

A range of services is available specifically for LGBTI Victorians needing mental health support, and their families and friends. These include mental health counselling, resources and peer support activities.

Key providers of LGBTI mental health services in Victoria include:

  • drummond street services – including Queerspace mental health and wellbeing services delivered by specialist queer and queer affirmative mental health practitioners, and QHealth – queer-affirmative drug and alcohol counselling services
  • Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) – confidential, non-judgmental, counselling for members of the LGBTI community
  • Switchboard Tel. (03) 9663 6733 – a peer based, volunteer-run support service for LGBTQI people and their friends, families and allies
  • rainbow families Victoria – supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families (parents, carers and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, gender diverse or intersex) in Victoria. Read More >

Spring is Here

Spring is Here

Pharmacy news

21-09-2017

Yay!!! Spring has finally arrived and what a sensational day it was in Melbourne today! Unfortunately, along with the sunshine 🌞 chirping birds 🐦 and blossoming flowers 🌼 comes those dreaded hayfever symptoms 😥
Choosing the right hayfever medication can seem overwhelming 😳Tablets, nasal sprays, eyedrops……there are so many products out there. What’s best for your hayfever symptoms? At @berwickpharmacy we are more than happy to help and have you enjoying the gorgeous Spring days that lie ahead.

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Think F.A.S.T and act FAST

Think F.A.S.T and act FAST

Health & Wellness

“Stroke can affect Australians of any age. One in six will have a stroke in their lifetime?”

Stroke damages our brain. It is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.

  • In 2017, there will be over 56,000 new and recurrent strokes – so 1 stroke every 9 minutes
  • Stroke kills more women than breast cancer
  • Stroke kills more men than prostate cancer
  • Around 65% of those living with stroke also suffer a disability that affects their capacity to do activities unassisted or to live independently.

V 3_1571_Think_F A S T _and_Act_FAST_2017_FINALstroke happens when the blood supply to our brain is interrupted or blocked by either a blood clot or plaque. Arteries delivering blood to the brain can then rupture causing the oxygenated blood carrying nutrients for your brain cells to be affected. Read More >