One of our counsellors saw this survey targeting young people 14yo-21yo who identify as LGBTIQ, and thought it could be something to share on the Health & Wellbeing Blog. She was correct, hence I am sharing it 🙂 I’ve reproduced the advertisement from the linked website. Visit the links at the bottom to participate
This is Me is the largest national study exploring the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people in Australia. Conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, this short (8-10 minute) survey asks young people a range of questions about health and wellbeing as well as who young people go to for help and support if they need it.
This is Me is the fourth study of its kind. ARCSHS has previously conducted versions of this study in 1998, 2004 and 2010, as well as a study specifically about the health and wellbeing of transgender and gender diverse young people in 2014. These studies documented high levels of harm, and examined the impact that such stigma and discrimination had on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ young people, as well as seeking to better understand who LGBTIQ+ young people turned to when in need.
The data collected from This is Me will provide important insight into the present-day lives and experiences of LGBTIQ young people. The responses young people give will help us to understand what can support LGBTIQ young people to thrive.
Evidence from the study will enable organisations, services and government to make informed decisions about how to best support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people. Findings from the study will inform the development of LGBTIQ-inclusive mainstream, and LGBTIQ-specific, youth policies, programs and services.
Read more about the study – http://sasha.shinesa.org.au/largest-national-study-exploring-the-health-and-wellbeing-of-young-lgbtiq-people/
Go straight to the survey itself – https://latrobe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6AwAh65yOXoLkGN?Source=RN1