MindOut: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

LGBTIQ+ people have a heightened risk of mental health diagnosis, psychological distress, self-harm, suicide ideation, and suicide attempts. 

MindOUT develops and delivers national suicide prevention initiatives for the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to help them meet the needs of LGBTIQ+ populations. In doing so, the program aims to improve the mental health outcomes and reduce suicide and suicidal behavior amongst LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

The goals and objectives of MindOut are:

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

MindOUT achieves this through implementing the following activities:

  • developing a suite of professional resources for the mental health sector
  • providing training and education for mental health professionals on LGBTIQ+ mental health
  • delivering mental health and suicide prevention awareness education for LGBTIQ+ 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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ABOUT LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
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 and gender 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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