Rain­bow con­nec­tion

Canning Times - - NEWS - With the LGBTQI com­mu­ni­ties. Rich­mond Well­be­ing also part­nered with the Na­tional MindOut Health Al­liance. “We are ab­so­lutely a leader in this coun­try,” Rich­mond Well­be­ing op­er­a­tions ex­ec­u­tive man­ager Adrian Munro said. GRAI chair­woman June Lowe con­grat­ula

RICH­MOND Well­be­ing in Can­ning­ton is the first or­gan­i­sa­tion to achieve Rain­bow Tick ac­cred­i­ta­tion in WA.

The men­tal health ser­vice has met the six na­tional stan­dards of LGBTQI in­clu­sive prac­tice and ser­vice de­liv­ery.

Rich­mond Well­be­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Neil Guard said re­search clearly showed poorer men­tal health out­comes for LGBTQI com­mu­ni­ties were di­rectly re­lated to the psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­tress that could oc­cur due to stigma, prej­u­dice, dis­crim­i­na­tion, abuse and ex­clu­sion.

“Con­se­quently, Rich­mond Well­be­ing has com­mit­ted it­self to pro­vid­ing a more LGBTQI in­clu­sive ap­proach to ad­dress the height­ened risk fac­tors of poor men­tal health, in­clud­ing sui­cide,” Mr Guard said.

Rich­mond Well­be­ing part­nered with GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Age­ing Inc.) to build its ca­pac­ity to work in­clu­sively

Adrian Munro and Ja­son Reynold.

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