MindOUT!

Welcome to MindOUT! National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Project

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MindOUT delivers national suicide prevention activities to reduce suicide and suicidal behavior amongst LGBTI people and communities through building the capacity of mental health and suicide prevention sectors to meet the support and wellbeing needs of LGBTI populations.

LGBTI people have a heightened risk of mental health diagnosis, psychological distress, self-harm, suicide ideation, and suicide attempts. For an overview of statistics on mental health outcomes and suicidal behaviours of LGBTI populations, please refer to Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for LGBTI People

MindOUT implements activities to achieve the following goals:

  • Working with Government to support the inclusion of LGBTI populations in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and progammes.
  • Working with mental health and suicide prevention organisaitons and services to support them to be increasingly responsive to the needs of LGBTI people and communities.
  • Supporting LGBTI people and communities to be able to identify and respond to their own mental health needs, along with supporting others in the LGBTI community.

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.

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MindOUT! National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project was established in 2011, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Taking Action to Tackle Suicide Funding.

MindOUT! is delivered by project partner Working it Out in Tasmania.

Contact

Sally Morris – National MindOUT! Project Coordinator
sally.morris@lgbtihealth.org.au

Charlie Willbridge – MindOUT Project Officer
charlie.willbridge@lgbtihealth.org.au