Research relating to LGBTI communities
The aim of beyondblue's research program is to contribute evidence-based best practice in depression and anxiety by supporting research initiatives that address critical knowledge gaps and promote excellence in intervention strategies across target population groups and settings.
In my shoes
'In my shoes' was an online community formed for a six week period to discuss discrimination, depression and anxiety experienced by same-sex attracted, bisexual, sex- and gender-diverse Australians. This online community was hosted and facilitated by market research company Latitude Insights.
Over 80 people participated in the online forum, sharing their stories, thoughts and opinions about the discrimination, prejudice and harassment experienced, about depression, anxiety and the road to recovery. There were also suggestions of how a community awareness campaign could encourage discussion of these complex issues.
beyondblue sincerely thanks all the participants of the online forum for their invaluable contributions that have shaped our community awareness campaign.