Scroll down to find health, education and workplace resources.

Inside Out Videos:

Inside Out is an easy-to-follow and accessible learning resource to help increase understanding and support of sex, gender and sexuality diversity, so we can all belong. Originally developed for schools, Inside Out can also be an invaluable resource for other youth organizations and institutions.

Episode 1 - Gender, Sex and Sexuality

Episode 3 - Diversity & Difference

Episode 5 - Respect & Responsibility

Episode 2 - Transgender & Intersex

Episode 4 - Bullying and Homophobia/Transphobia

Mental Health:

  • Working therapeutically with LGBTI clients: A practice wisdom resource, (2014), National LGBTI Health Alliance, MindOUT!  Download the PDF here.
    • This is designed to assist those working with LGBTI clients, including psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or youth workers.
  • Going Upstream: a framework for promoting the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, (2014), National LGBTI Health Alliance, Australia. Download the PDF here.

    • Framework for mental health promotion for LGBTI Australians.

  • Asking the Right Questions 2: Talking with clients about sexual orientation and gender identity in mental health, counselling and addiction services, (2007), Canada. Download the PDF here.
    • Manual to support therapists and counsellors to create a welcoming environment for people from Rainbow communities to disclose when accessing mental health or addiction services.
  • Seitapu Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Cultural and Clinical Competencies Framework, (2007), Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui. Download the PDF here.
    • Set of base standards for Pacific cultural competencies in people working in New Zealand mental health.
  • Negotiating Space for Indigenous Theorising in Pacific Mental Health and Addictions, (2009), Le Va. Download the PDF here.
    • Pacific approaches and theorising in working with people with mental health issues or addictions.
  • Making Visible: Improving Services for sexual minority people in alcohol and other drug addiction prevention and treatment, (2010), Matua Raki, New Zealand. Download the PDF here.
    • Guidelines for developing approaches to preventing alcohol addiction for same and both-sex attracted people with focus on takatāpui, Pacific identities such as fa’afafine, fa’afatama, akava’ine, fakaleiti and fiafifine.
  • Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (2015), American Psychological Association.


  • Miscellaneous is a resource hub and blog about rainbow mental health. It's a collaboration between the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and Kāhui Tū Kaha, and recent collaborator Changing Minds. The video below is an example of some of their great content.
    • DPSN Mental Health Video Blog below: Joe's views on mental health, transgender health care and informed consent.  

Health Care

  • Regional Health Pathways:  Advice about gender affirming healthcare for people of all ages in New Zealand. Download the PDF here.  Auckland based health providers can access the interactive version online here.

  • Checklist for Sensitive General Practice Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People, (2012), University of Melbourne, Australia. Download the PDF here.
    • Checklist to go alongside the Guide to Sensitive Care to allow self-auditing and highlight areas for improvement.
  • Cultural Competency Implementation Framework: Achieving Inclusive Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Communities, (2013), National LGBTI Health Alliance, Australia. Download the PDF here.
    • Tool to assist mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to implement a cultural competency framework.
  • Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community, (2011), United States. Download the PDF here.
    • Guide for improving LGBT healthcare in large health organisations.
  • A Guide to Sensitive Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People Attending General Practice, (2012), University of Melbourne, Australia. Download the PDF here.
    • Guide to assist GPs, practice nurses and practice staff to be inclusive of and sensitive to lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.
  • The Rainbow Tick Evidence and Good Practice Guide, (2013), La Trobe University, Australia. Download the PDF here.
    • Guide for Rainbow Tick accreditation for providing services inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
  •  Protocols for the Provision of Hormone Therapy, (2014), Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre, New York, America. Download the PDF here.
    • The Callen-Lorde Protocols are useful as an example of informed consent process on a practical level.

Education and Workplace:

  • Affirming Diversity: An Educational Resource on sexual orientation and gender identity, (2007), NZ Family Planning Association. Download the PDF here.
    • Practical guide for teachers and others working with young people to support them in creating safer environments for sexuality and gender diverse young people.
  • Affirming Diversity of Sexualities and Gender Identities in the School Community: Guidelines for boards of trustees and principals, (2012), New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association/Te Wehengarua. Download the PDF here.
    • Guidelines to assist Boards of Trustees and PPTA branches to consider how well their school deals with diversity of sexualities and gender identities.  Sets out the legal and ethical issues which require Boards of Trustees to create safe environments for sexuality and gender diverse students.

"If It's Not Gay, It's Not Gay,"  (2017), RainbowYOUTH video

  • A quick, funny video from RainbowYOUTH about using the word gay.  A good social media share or icebreaker for team chats.