Recent events in Melbourne were distressing for many trans, gender-diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) people and allies.
Without support, people who are transgender are nearly 11 times more likely to attempt suicide. Unfortunately, some patients continue to experience a lower than expected quality of primary care. Hear from some of them in the video below.
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) provides free training for primary care professionals to enable better care for TGDNB patients. Read more and access the training below or visit this page for more information.
Primary health care for TGDNB people
This training module is designed to help GPs, practice nurses and medical students to become familiar with and sensitive to diverse terminology, experiences, health issues, standards and referral pathways with respect to trans, gender-diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) clients.
The overarching purpose of the program, the first of its kind in Australia, is to promote more inclusive and responsive services for TGDNB people in primary health care settings.
Mental health care for TGDNB people
This training module is designed for a range of mental health professionals to become familiar with and sensitive to the diverse terminology, experiences, issues, standards, and referral pathways with respect to TGDNB clients.
The overarching purpose is to promote more inclusive and responsive service provision for TGDNB people in mental health care settings.
Resources for GP supervisors
GP supervisors play a critical role in inspiring and supporting the next generation of GPs through their years of training. We encourage GP supervisors to set the highest possible standard for their peers to follow in caring for TGDNB patients.
General Practice Supervision Australia has published a collection of resources to support GP supervisors in their teaching and supervision of registrars who are providing health services to LGBTQIA+ consumers in general practice. The supervisor guide (.pdf) includes practice and consultation tips and teaching activities for various needs of the community including for non-binary, transgender, intersex, youth, and older people.
Health professionals can use these pages at the point of care to build trust and rapport and improve access to health care: