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Major new survey on LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing Underway

November 20th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Lesbian, LGBT, Queer, Social Policy

Received in the inbox today – if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and living in Ireland please read on and click on the link below and complete the survey.

GLEN in collaboration with BeLonG To Youth Project have commissioned researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin to conduct the first significant study of LGBT mental health and well-being in Ireland. The study is funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention. The aim is to identify risk and resilience factors for LGBT mental health and suicide and to develop a model of best practice for LGBT mental health promotion and suicide prevention in an Irish context.

The online survey component of the study will explore various aspects of LGBT people’s lives in Ireland such as school, work, coming out, use of health care services and mental health. The online survey will go live on Thursday 1st November 2007 and will run for approximately two months.

Having completed the survey myself today I can only recommend it in terms of the data it will collect to help develop services for the lgbt community in Ireland.



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