Topical Talks - The LGBT+ Community, Hate Crimes & Mental Health
The Cabin, 3 May 2020
In this Topical Talk, Stu Fenton talks about hate crimes, minority stress and how low self-esteem and bullying can play a part in addiction and mental health issues in the LGBT+ community.
R12 – a Thai addiction treatment space exclusively for the LGBTI+ community
May 15, 2019 by Hannah, Joy.org.au
We speak to Stu Fenton on the phone from R12 in Thailand. Stu is the principal counsellor at R12, a Cabin Group rehabilitation facility dedicated to LGBT+ clients. We learn about Stu’s extensive therapeutic experience. We also consider the benefits of receiving addiction support from LGBT+ identifying support staff.
Differences between and approaches towards Sex addiction treatment & Chemsex treatment.
By Stu Fenton 18/08/2019
"Since the beginning of my career I have been very passionate about and interested in helping gay and bisexual men recover from Chemsex. Chemsex is the use of drugs, including stimulants, in conjunction with sex or sexualized behavior. The most common drugs used are Methamphetamine, GHB, Ketamine, Ecstasy, Amyl nitrate, Mephedrone and are most often combined with the use of online dating apps for creating spaces for group sex and hook ups to take place." read more
The Resilient LGBT + Community.
At the ICAAD conference in Paris in June this year I was asked to talk on a topic: The Courageous LGBT+ community. A Journey from Stigma to Identity and from Pain to Hope.”
"Could it well be that a minority is actually leading the majority by example of self discovery and self introspection?”
I remember a few years ago and I was moving some personal items from storage while I was at my parents farm and had left them in the back seat of their car. Mum and I went to visit some of their family friends as we pulled up at their house. My Mum looked down and saw the photo frames which had pictures of me with ex-boyfriends in loving embraces and arms around each other and I remember my Mum, embarrassed, trying to push the photo frames under the seat so her friends would not see them. It was invalidating.
The Courageous Community: How LGBT+ people have developed resilience through extreme adversity.
Stu Fenton At the ICAAD conference in Paris in June this year I was asked to talk on the topic: "The Courageous LGBT+ Community. A Journey from Stigma to Identity and from Pain to Hope." - Could it well be that a minority is actually leading the majority by example of self-discovery and self-introspection?"
iCAAD Paris 2019 - Stuart Fenton - LGBT, the Courageous Communitiy: from stigma to identity, from pain to hope
Published on Jun 27, 2019
Stu Fenton will address the many specificities of the LGBT communities and individualities through a multifaceted approach linking identity quest, painful stigmas of Chemsex and addiction, and most importantly the courage and mindfulness of a community facing its challenges with hope and determination. We have so much to learn here.
Common Questions About World Aids Day with Stu Fenton
The Cabin, Dec 1, 2019
Stu Fenton answers some common questions about HIV for World Aids Day.
Addictions, Part 2: Finding The Way Back
By Vanessa McQuarrie, DNAMagazine.com.au Posted on January 16, 2019
"A few drinks after work, party drugs on the weekend – many of us accept this as part of everyday LGBT life. It’s common, acceptable and even encouraged. But how do we know if we’re treating ourselves or cheating ourselves when drugs and alcohol are involved?" read more
'Has adversity made the LGBT+ community more resilient?'
OUTthink – Stuart Fenton – Talking about Addiction
Lawrence Akers, June 4, 2018
"Talking About Addiction Drug addiction, especially ice addiction, has sadly become a little more commonplace in the LGBT community. Chemsex amongst gay men has seen an increase in recent years, usually involving a mix of methamphetamines, GHB and Viagra resulting in ‘play’ that could potentially go on for days."
How Victoria is tackling the problem with drugs. Posted 1 Apr 2015, updated 2 Apr 2015, ABC Radio Melbourne
"The drug methamphetamine, better known as ice, has risen to prominence in the past year, with particular impact on regional Victoria. With a state action plan and regular debate surrounding the drug, there are concerns the focus on ice will crowd out the wider issues of the misuse of drugs."
Psychotherapist Stuart Fenton said ice addicts don't conform to typical drug-user stereotypes.(ABC Victoria: Margaret Burin)
"Hide and Seek is VERY pleased to welcome Stu Fenton to the team. Stu is a Sydney-based counsellor specialising in issues pertaining to gay men. He works mainly from the gestalt perspective. In this podcast Stu reveals his own experiences with addiction, body image issues and family conflict. It is this journey that now motivates him to assist others, helping them to achieve their goals in relation to alcohol and drug addiction, self esteem issues, life skill development, grief, loss, motivation and more."
Meth: Luke Williams (The Vampire Drug Diary) and Stu Fenton
October 30, 2014 by Webmaster, Joy.org.au
"Luke Williams took gonzo journalism to the extreme in the article “Life as a crystal meth addict” as he explored the impact of methamphetamine (ice). He discusses his experience along with Stu Fenton who has had his own experiences with the drug with Dean and Andrew."