WAPHA LGBTI position statement

WA Primary Health Alliance has developed a position statement that recognises and addresses the health and mental health needs of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people. This position statement is available here.

Australia’s LGBTI people experience significantly worse mental and physical health outcomes when compared with the wider community. Evidence illustrates that the social exclusion, discrimination, stigma and marginalisation experienced increases the risk of adverse impact on health and mental health and creates barriers to accessing health and social care services.

There are a range of resources below designed to assist and support your capacity to work with LGBTI people, families and communities: