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New suicide prevention guidelines to protect LGBTQA+ young people

New suicide prevention guidelines to protect LGBTQA+ young people

Researchers led by Telethon Kids Institute have developed Australia‚Äôs first comprehensive guidelines for clinical and community services supporting LGBTQA+ youth who may be at risk of suicide. This article contains discussion about suicide prevention strategies. The guidelines are aimed at health professionals, community service providers and any organisations that are in regular contact with young […]

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Research project to investigate needs of Aboriginal LGBTIQ youth

Research project to investigate needs of Aboriginal LGBTIQ youth

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute will use a $716,000 grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to investigate the social and emotional well-being and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ). Dr Ashleigh Lin, head of Mental […]

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Author of The Gender Fairy responds to Marriage Coalition advert

Author of The Gender Fairy responds to Marriage Coalition advert

Jo Hirst, author of the children’s book The Gender Fairy, has responded to the Coalition for Marriage using her book in their latest advertising campaign. In a statement Hirst said the lives of young transgender children should not be brought into the marriage debate. “This survey is about who will have the right to enter […]

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Landmark study into trans youth finds high risks of suicide and self harm

A ground-breaking survey by the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth has found trans young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience serious depression and anxiety. The landmark research not only surveyed trans youth but also investigated the experiences and needs of their […]

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