Survey about mental health and suicide prevention services and support for LGBTQI peoples in the NT
The anonymous survey is now live and can be accessed at:
Mental health and suicide prevention is very important for the LGBTQI communities. This survey asks questions about who you are and how and why you do or do not access mental health and or suicide prevention services. This includes face to face, phone and online support.
Rainbow Territory will provide comments directly to service providers, support providers, and government for the purpose of getting improved services for the community.
Who should complete this survey? This survey mainly targets members of the LGBTQI communities whether you have accessed mental health or suicide prevention services. However, family, friends and other support people of LGBTQI people are also welcome to complete the survey as they may often seek support or services on behalf of someone else.
Please do not include any information that can identify you as an individual as we may use quotes from the survey at the upcoming forums, in reports to service providers, in communications with NT and Commonwealth government, or in other advocacy in relation to mental health and suicide prevention.
Why is this survey happening
Rainbow Territory does not seek to represent the NT LGBTIQ community at these consultations, we can though, provide information to these consultations about information that the NT LGBTIQ community shares with Rainbow Territory about accessing mental health and suicide prevention services and support. One way to gather that information is through this survey.
Who is running this survey
Rainbow Territory is running this survey. Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocate for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’). Rainbow Territory aims to develop a safer, fairer and a more inclusive Northern Territory. Info & contact: http://www.outnt.info/rainbowterritory/
If you need support now
If you need support for experiencing violence, anxiety, depression, mental illness and or suicidal thoughts or feelings, here are some phone numbers you could try for support.QLIFE – QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.3:00pm to midnight in your state, across Australia, every day
Phone: 1800 184 527, Online click hereLifeline – for all ages 13 11 14
Kids Helpline – for anyone under 25 1800 55 1800
Suicide Callback Service – if you’re experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide 1300 659 467
About Rainbow Territory
Formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocates for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as LGBTIQ. More information on Rainbow Territory: www.outnt.info/rainbowterritory
Rainbow Territory needs volunteers, so please get in touch if you can help.