Friday 11th September, 11am NZ Time
Supporting Rainbow People in Aotearoa is a Rainbow resource for mental health professionals created through collaboration between InsideOUT, RainbowYOUTH, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, Youth Wellbeing Study and Gloria Fraser, a researcher at Victoria University of Wellington.
Join this free webinar to hear more about why and how this resource was developed and how it is being used to shift professional mental health practice in Aotearoa.
We welcome Tabby Besley (InsideOut), Gloria Fraser(VUW) and Pooja Subramanian (Rainbow Youth) who will talk about their collaboration and the difference it is making for our Rainbow Communities and those who are providing services and support.
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About the Presenters
Gloria Fraser (Ngāi Tahu) is a PhD and Clinical Psychology student at Victoria University of Wellington. Gloria is particularly interested in the intersection of sex-sexuality-gender diversity and mental health. She was born and raised in Auckland and has worked in various support roles for mental health and feminist organisations. Gloria also spent several years working as a research assistant for the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study, which she credits for igniting her passion for research. When Gloria isn’t working you can find her cuddling her cat Poppy, swimming, throwing clay (pretty badly) on a pottery wheel, or baking sourdough bread.
Tabby Besley is the founder and Managing Director of InsideOUT. She has been volunteering and working in rainbow communities since she was 15 when she led her high-school queer straight alliance, and is passionate about every young person feeling safe at school, as is their human right. In 2015 Tabby’s work was recognised internationally, as she became the first and only New Zealander to receive a Queen’s Young Leader Award. Since then she has received a number of accolades for her work with InsideOUT, most recently seeing her become a 2020 finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year.
Pooja Subramanian is the Communications & Engagement Manager at RainbowYOUTH. She was born in India, raised in Oman, and has worked in the family violence sector prior to joining the RainbowYOUTH team. Pooja is particularly interested in ways in which we can improve the health and wellbeing of queer, gender diverse & intersex young people in Aotearoa by educating the communities that support them.