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Mardi Gras: Celebrating 40 years

2 March 2018

With the festival coming up this weekend, the team at Everymind would like to wish all Australians a happy and safe Mardi Gras!

What an exciting year to celebrate the 40th year of this amazing parade, with marriage equality being recently passed for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) friends, families and loved ones.

For 25 years, Everymind has been dedicated to improving the mental health of all Australians including LGBTI individuals and communities.

While there is no population-based data on the mental health of LGBTI people in Australia, recent research indicates that rates of mental ill-health, self-harm, suicide attempts and suicidal ideation amongst LGBTI communities are inordinately higher than for other Australians.

Everymind is very proud to continue its membership with the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s MindOUT! Champions project, with a new champion appointed in 2017 – Brydie Jameson.

Everymind recognises and supports the LGBTI community as a priority population in regards to mental health and has a range of LGBTI-specific resources available including:

While many Australians will come together this weekend to celebrate, a reminder that if you or someone you know is in need of support you are not alone. Please reach out to those around you, or make contact with the services below:

Let the glitter explosion begin!