Courageous Voices, 2014

Courageous Voices, the 2014 LGBTI Mental Health Conference.

MindOUT! Resources

Here are two important resources that we have launched as part of the MindOUT! Conference. A practice wisdom resource – working therapeutically with LGBTI clients Click here to download a PDF of this resource (2MB)   Going Upstream – A framew ork for promoting the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)… Continue reading MindOUT! Resources »

Conference Programme

The Full Conference Programme detailing all plenary sessions, speakers, workshops and oral presentations is now downloadable. Click here to view the full draft programme Conference Themes Clinical Practice in working with LGBTI people Individual and Social determinants the Mental Health & Well-being Conference Streams Expressions of interest are being sort for presentations related to the following… Continue reading Conference Programme »

Conference registrations filling fast

Due to the capacity of the venue, registrations are limited.  Registrations are filling fast so register NOW to be part of this exciting first conference in Australia that focuses on LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention.

Professor Fels to open conference

Professor Alan Fels, Chair of the National Mental Health Commission will open and give the opening plenary address at the conference.  Professor Fels has been a long time advocate of mental health policy reform and brings to his work his experience of being a carer for his daughter who lives with a mental illness.

Headspace Sponsor of Conference

headspace, the national youth mental health service has agreed to be a sponsor of the conference. As part of the sponsorship agreement headspace will co-ordinate the LGBTIQ Youth Mental Health stream for the concurrent sessions and will host a LGBTIQ Youth mental health networking opportunity. This generous sponsorship will allow for the Alliance to fund more… Continue reading Headspace Sponsor of Conference »


Be part of this exciting conference on LGBTI mental health.  Earlybird registration closes on 31 March.  Due to the capacity of the venue, registration numbers are limited.  EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID MISSING OUT.   Registrations are increasing daily so register today.  Once maximum numbers are reached, the Alliance reserves the right to close off registration early. Important… Continue reading EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 31 March »

Date for Conference Scholarships Extended

National LGBTI Health Alliance are offering scholarships to attend the Courageous Voices conference.  The closing date for scholarship applications has been extended until Monday 31 March There are two types of scholarships: Registration – cover the cost of registrations Travel Scholarships – Airfares to Sydney, Accommodation, Meals and Registration. For further information and to apply… Continue reading Date for Conference Scholarships Extended »

Indigeneity and Diverse Gender and Sexuality Plenary Announced

A plenary session on Indigeneity and Diverse Gender and Sexuality has been added to the Conference Programme Two speakers will present on different perspectives on the intersection of indigeneity and gender or sexuality and the implications for mental health and suicide prevention From New Zealand, Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho is a Māori community activist and… Continue reading Indigeneity and Diverse Gender and Sexuality Plenary Announced »


Sponsors of Courageous Voices 2014 are the Mental Health Council of Australia, BeyondBlue, and Headspace.