National LGBTI Report Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Historically, LGBTI people and communities have been relatively invisible in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and frameworks and thus excluded from program and project responses. This document aims to provide you with Strategies for Action that will ensure that targeted responses adequately and appropriately support the needs of LGBTI people and communities as a priority. This is overdue and essential if we are truly to work towards the targets we have set ourselves as a country to tackle suicide. We know that there are many nuances between the bodies, relationships genders and identities that are captured by the acronym LGBTI in an Australian context, and this strategy is based on bringing that extensive knowledge and expertise to organisations, services, Government Departments, individual practitioners and community supports so that we can all work together to reduce the incidence of self-harm and suicide.