Welcome to MindOUT! National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Project
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Established in March 2011, in response to the research that identifies that LGBTI people have significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and have an increased risk of suicide, MindOUT! began by undertaking a series of surveys of LGBTI people, LGBTI organisations and mainstream organisations about LGBTI related mental health and suicide prevention issues.
MindOUT! has the goals of:
- Working with mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to assist them to be more responsive to the needs of LGBTI people and communities.
- Assisting LGBTI organisations to be more responsive to suicide prevention and mental health issues for LGBTI persons and communities.
- Supporting LGBTI people and communities to better identify and respond to their mental health needs.
MindOUT! has done this by:
- Developing a suite of professional resources for the mental health sector to implement.
- Providing training and education for mental health professionals on LGBTI mental health.
- Delivering mental health and suicide prevention awareness education for LGBTI people.
- Establishing supportive partnerships with mental health and suicide prevention organisations.
- Facilitating online professional development opportunities for the mental health and suicide prevention sector.
MindOUT! National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Taking Action to Tackle Suicide Funding to improve mental health and suicide prevention outcomes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people and populations. MindOUT! is funded until June 2016.
MindOUT! is delivered by project partners QuAC in Queensland, and Working it Out in Tasmania.
Sally Morris – National MindOUT! Project Coordinator