A Western Australian researcher hopes to find strategies for better mental health in the queer community by investigating the resilience of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Australia.

Edith Cowan University PhD student Geoffrey Carastathis is looking for LGB people to participate in an online survey.

It asks how people value themselves and how they see themselves in the LGBTI community.

Carastathis is specifically looking at what factors contribute to resilience and how resilience is related to depression, as well as the effects of family reactions on mental health.

The 2012 Private Lives 2 survey found gay men showed the highest resilience when coping with difficult events while transgender people had the lowest.

The survey takes about 20 minutes and is open to anyone gay, lesbian or bisexual and over 16-years-old.

Anyone interested in participating in the survey should email [email protected] for details.

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