The National LGBTI Health Alliance is calling for participants to take part in a survey which will form the basis of a possible two-year national GLBTI mental health and suicide prevention project.

The MindOUT project — the first national project of its kind — aims to better understand how Australia’s mental health providers fare when it comes to being aware of the unique factors which can contribute to mental health issues in the GLBTI community.

LGBTI Health Alliance chair Paul Martin said surveying the GLBTI community is an important first step to help guide the Alliance to develop more inclusive mental health and suicide prevention services.

Martin said GLBTI organisations will also be surveyed along with mainstream mental health providers.

This month the Alliance announced that due to a lack of ongoing funding, current CEO Gabi Rosenstreich has stepped down, leaving Alliance members to form a mental health working group, to be chaired by Western Australia’s Freedom Centre coordinator Dani Wright, to see the project through.

The online survey will be open until May 13.

info: To take part, visit www.lgbthealth.org.au/mindout

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