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Health & Welbeing

Australia encompasses a culturally and linguistically diverse population, with many residents born overseas or as early generation Australians from migrant backgrounds. It is also home to many refugees, who have a distinctive and often stressful experience of resettlement.

LGBTQIA+ women from diverse backgrounds experience key challenges to timely access to health and wellbeing services, including stigma, poor information about health and wellbeing services, difficult communication and cultural differences between clients and organisations or service providers.

The stigma around mental and sexual health services has a particularly strong impact in LGBTQIA+ women from diverse backgrounds. We aim to create workshops and events that reduce this barrier and encourage our members to empower themselves about health and wellbeing.