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The Lifeline Research Foundation partnered with Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University with the support of ACON and QLife to increase understanding of needs, motivators, and barriers that currently affect LGBTIQA+ peoples’ uptake of crisis support services.

This Australian first study found that 71% of LGTBIQA+ Australians did not reach out to services, such as Lifeline, for help during their most recent personal or mental health crisis. The study found the main reason LGBTIQA+ people chose not to use crisis counselling was “an anticipation of discrimination.” The report includes recommendations that services can use to support the needs of LGBTIQA+ communities.