Established in March 2011, in response to the research that identifies that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people have significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and have an increased risk of suicide, MindOUT! began by undertaking a series of surveys of LGBTI people, LGBTI organisations and mainstream organisations about LGBTI related mental health and suicide prevention issues.
MindOUT! has the goals of:
- Working with mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to assist them to be more responsive to the needs of LGBTI people and communities.
- Assisting LGBTI organisations to be more responsive to suicide prevention and mental health issues for LGBTI persons and communities.
- Supporting LGBTI people and communities to better identify and respond to their mental health needs.