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.