WIRE Women's Information November 25, 2019 10:00 – 11:30am

Seminar: Applying an Intersectional Lens to Mental Health

Do you want to learn more about how gender, race, family violence and culture intersect with mental health?

This seminar will feature three expert speakers discussing their findings from their submissions to the Royal Commission into Mental Health. It will open a rich discussion into the importance of using an intersectional framework to approach wellness across communities.

This seminar is useful for professionals working in the community services, policy or health sector.

About the speakers

Sandy and Robyn will discuss the WMHNV findings that have consistently emphasised intersectional disadvantage, focusing on issues such as inpatient safety, rural/regional access, homelessness, ageing, stigma, cultural need, family violence and trauma history.

Silvana’s work focuses on the impact of structural discrimination, racism, implicit bias and colonising practices on mental health.

Nilmini will discuss how gender, money and mental health intersect in the context of family violence.


WIRE Women’s information is accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility challenges. If you have any other access requirements please contact us and we will make adjustments as best we can.

For any further information please contact our Walk-in Centre at support@wire.org.au or (03) 8326 7100

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