Strategies to promote the health of lesbians and gay men.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266932
Title:
Strategies to promote the health of lesbians and gay men.
Authors:
Dillon, Brian; Collins, Eoin
Affiliation:
Nexus Research Co-operative Dublin
Publisher:
This report was prepared for the local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and the Department of the Environment and Local Government, in conjunction with the regional authorities, to provide a coherent strategic planning framework for Development Plans and for the provision of major transportation, sanitary services and other infrastructure. The report was prepared by a team of consultants under the direction of a Steering Committee, a Technical Working Group and a Local and Regional Authority Members Committee.
Issue Date:
Jun-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266932
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
"Mental Health: Lesbians and Gay Men - Strategies to Promote the Mental Health of Lesbians and Gay Men" is the first Irish report to concentrate solely on the experience of gay men and lesbians with regard to mental health. The impetus for this research initiative came from a number of representations made to both Gay HIV Strategies and the Northern Area Health Board (NAHB) in 1999. The NAHB had been contacted by members of the gay community about concerns regarding the rate of suicide amongst this group. The work completed by Gay HIV Strategies on areas such as HIV prevention and education also identified mental health as a key area of concern. A partnership developed between Gay HIV Strategies and the NAHB that began with the organisation of a number of information seminars. We began to review the literature on this issue and decided that additional information was required on the nature of the problem in an Irish context. Suicidality is very much linked with mental health difficulties so we decided that a broader project examining the mental health issues of the gay community was required and set about seeking funding to realise this objective. We were fortunate to bring together a committed multi-agency Advisory Group for the initiative that took the time to deliberate over the complexity of the issues involved and helped inform the thinking of the researchers. This multi-agency group was made up of representatives from the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Eastern Regional Health Authority, the Northern Area Health Board, Gay HIV Strategies, the Department 6f Health and Children, academics working in the area of psychology and representatives of the gay community working in the area of community development and health promotion. It was our intention that the final report would be an accessible document for a wide audience and that it would clearly "outline areas for action. We are indebted to the National Suicide Review Group for financial support for this piece of work. We are satisfied that the research initiative undertaken by the Nexus Research Co-operative meets an important information need in our current knowledge about these matters and importantly gives us practical ways forward in addressing the mental health needs of this sizeable group of the population which often remains invisible to service providers. We believe that the partnership between the Northern Area Health Board and Gay HIV Strategies will continue and can work with other agencies to realise the recommendations identified in this report. Gay HIV Strategies and Health Promotion Department (NAHB) June 2004
Keywords:
GAY MAN; LESBIAN; MENTAL HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Brianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Eoinen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-24T23:37:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-24T23:37:35Z-
dc.date.issued2004-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266932-
dc.description"Mental Health: Lesbians and Gay Men - Strategies to Promote the Mental Health of Lesbians and Gay Men" is the first Irish report to concentrate solely on the experience of gay men and lesbians with regard to mental health. The impetus for this research initiative came from a number of representations made to both Gay HIV Strategies and the Northern Area Health Board (NAHB) in 1999. The NAHB had been contacted by members of the gay community about concerns regarding the rate of suicide amongst this group. The work completed by Gay HIV Strategies on areas such as HIV prevention and education also identified mental health as a key area of concern. A partnership developed between Gay HIV Strategies and the NAHB that began with the organisation of a number of information seminars. We began to review the literature on this issue and decided that additional information was required on the nature of the problem in an Irish context. Suicidality is very much linked with mental health difficulties so we decided that a broader project examining the mental health issues of the gay community was required and set about seeking funding to realise this objective. We were fortunate to bring together a committed multi-agency Advisory Group for the initiative that took the time to deliberate over the complexity of the issues involved and helped inform the thinking of the researchers. This multi-agency group was made up of representatives from the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Eastern Regional Health Authority, the Northern Area Health Board, Gay HIV Strategies, the Department 6f Health and Children, academics working in the area of psychology and representatives of the gay community working in the area of community development and health promotion. It was our intention that the final report would be an accessible document for a wide audience and that it would clearly "outline areas for action. We are indebted to the National Suicide Review Group for financial support for this piece of work. We are satisfied that the research initiative undertaken by the Nexus Research Co-operative meets an important information need in our current knowledge about these matters and importantly gives us practical ways forward in addressing the mental health needs of this sizeable group of the population which often remains invisible to service providers. We believe that the partnership between the Northern Area Health Board and Gay HIV Strategies will continue and can work with other agencies to realise the recommendations identified in this report. Gay HIV Strategies and Health Promotion Department (NAHB) June 2004en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThis report was prepared for the local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and the Department of the Environment and Local Government, in conjunction with the regional authorities, to provide a coherent strategic planning framework for Development Plans and for the provision of major transportation, sanitary services and other infrastructure. The report was prepared by a team of consultants under the direction of a Steering Committee, a Technical Working Group and a Local and Regional Authority Members Committee.en_GB
dc.subjectGAY MANen_GB
dc.subjectLESBIANen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleStrategies to promote the health of lesbians and gay men.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentNexus Research Co-operative Dublinen_GB
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