LGBTIQ+ community consultation on the Suicide Prevention Plan

Wellbeing SA and the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention are developing SA’s Suicide Prevention Plan 2022-2025.

In April 2021, SARAA held a community consultation so we can ensure the Suicide Prevention Plan will include a focus on the needs of LGBTIQ+ people.

Through the consultation we heard that we need:

  • to acknowledged that LGBTIQA+ people people are at greater risk of suicide given experiences of abuse, discrimination, or homophobia/transphobia
  • to make it easier for LGBTIQA+ people to talk openly about who they are
  • better access to inclusive health and mental health services for LGBTIQA+ people
  • to ensure that support services are inclusive and understanding of the diversity of the LGBTIQA+ community, including diversity around age, gender, cultural identity and ability status
  • more support for safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ people – some young people literally survived because of community-run drop-in spaces
  • more inclusive, respectful communities free from homophobia and transphobia.

You can read our full consultation report here.

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