Silvana Izzo, one of VTMH’s service development consultants, joined colleagues at the National Occupational Therapy Mental Health Forum in November and delivered a session on “Enhancing inclusive mental health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities, from multicultural, spiritual and faith based communities via transmedia storytelling”.
LGBTIQIntersect is a co-designed and co-produced resource, developed to help services apply an intersectional lens to providing inclusive care for all LGBTIQ+ people; particularly for people and communities at the intersections of multiple marginalised identities.
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer, inclusive of their allies, worked with Victorian Transcultural Mental Health to develop the resource that was launched in 2018. The forum session told the story from design to launch.
Transmedia storytelling is way to share people’s experiences across many delivery channels and a powerful way to discuss culture and mobilise knowledge in mental health care.
The project has been creating opportunities for multiple-way learning between professionals and communities and highlighting community narratives.
The website is entering an exciting second development phase, and will soon include an expanded range of themes, on decolonising practice and anti-racism models. People with lived experience are preparing new practice tips.
We’re on track to launch the enhanced resource in early 2021.