suicide preventionMindOUT! will be rolling out two workshops across Queensland, and will be travelling to a range of regional locations to continue to work towards increasing the capacity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities to respond to suicide and to increase the responsiveness of mainstream mental health services to LGBTI service users.

‘Depression, anxiety and suicide are significant in the LGBTI community as a result of discrimination, homophobia and prejudice, and these workshops are a space for LGBTI people and our allies to learn about what they can do to challenge this experience actively’ said Sally Morris, workshop facilitator and MindOUT! Queensland Coordinator.

The ‘From Dying to Thriving’ workshop is designed specifically for LGBTI people and community members to learn more about depression and anxiety and why this is an issue in our community.   As everyone can participate in suicide prevention, participants will also gain practical skills to identify and respond to someone they know who may be at risk of suicide.

It is also essential that LGBTI people feel they can access quality mental health support, so the ‘Equal, not the Same’ workshop has been created for mental health and suicide prevention professionals.  This workshop will support them in advancing their skills and confidence in working with LGBTI clients and increasing the inclusiveness of their organisations.

Workshop locations include Cairns, Townsville, Ipswich, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Longreach and Mt Isa.
Sally Morris, the MindOUT, will facilitate these workshops! Queensland Coordinator with the Healthy Communities program at the Queensland AIDS Council who has is there more to go here????

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Mindout! is the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project being delivered by the National LGBTI Health Alliance with the Queensland elements of MindOUT! Queensland AIDS Council Healthy Communities Program is delivered at a state level.

MindOUT! is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing.  For more information about MindOUT! in Queensland, please visit or