Programs and campaigns
Stop. Think. Respect.
Stop. Think. Respect. Left Handed is a TV and online campaign working to reduce the impact of discrimination on the mental health of LGBTI people. The campaign encourages everyone to stop discrimination, think about how the things you say and do affect others, and respect people who are different from you.
Take action before the blue takes over
The Take action before the blue takes over campaign encouraged LGBTI people to take action against depression and anxiety by improving their understanding of the signs and symptoms of these conditions, learning about how to get support, and encouraging everyone to develop an action plan to maintain good mental health.
Families like mine
Families like mine is an online multimedia guide offering advice and guidance for families on how to support and provide an inclusive environment for their young lesbian, gay, bisexual or gender diverse family members.
Consultation with older LGBTI people
In collaboration with researchers, Beyond Blue has commissioned a series of interviews with older LGBTI people to inform our work. You can find the results in the research project No need to straighten up: Discrimination, depression, anxiety and older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians.
Beyond Blue has also supported the development of free educational resources for aged care providers to improve mental health for older LGBTI people (under the Aged care resources tab on the page).
LGBTI Mental Health Roundtable
In 2009, Beyond Blue hosted an LGBTI Mental Health Roundtable Discussion to explore a range of issues to do with the impact of discrimination on the increased prevalence of depression and anxiety among LGBTI populations. That discussion led Beyond Blue to make two key commitments:
- to develop a community awareness campaign to highlight the disabling effects of stigma and discrimination on the prevalence of depression and anxiety among LGBTI populations
- to support research to examine risk factors for depression and anxiety among LGBTI populations, and promote evidence-based best practice in depression and anxiety by supporting research initiatives that address critical knowledge gaps and promote excellence in intervention strategies for LGBTI populations.