Beyond Urgent: National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This is LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's second National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, and it comes at a critical juncture for LGBTIQ+ people in Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought broader public focus on the need for mental health support, and further exposed the inadequacy of mental health care for LGBTIQ+ communities.

 

The front cover of the Beyond Urgent report. A person with a shoulder length purple hair is the main image

This National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy has been developed in response to the need for urgent action on mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTIQ communities. The work has been undertaken in the context of significant national policy development for mental health and suicide prevention, including the Productivity Commission inquiry and the work of the Prime Minister's National Suicide Prevention Adviser.

This strategy provides a roadmap over the next five years to deliver a mental health and suicide prevention system that delivers equality of outcomes for LGBTIQ+ communities. 

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These slides, developed by the LHA Policy and Research Manager for the Strategy launch, provide an overview of current research related to mental health and suicide and a high level overview of the Strategy’s priorities.

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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