We’re with you: Looking out for our mental health


LGBTQ+ people have a long history of caring and looking out for each other. As we’ve weathered the storm of a difficult year, looking out for each other’s mental health is crucial. Click through each of the links below to watch community members speak about how they take care of themselves and each other, download some factsheets about providing support to someone experiencing distress, and to read stories from community members about their lived experiences.

distress and resilience

Everyone experiences mental distress in different ways, and everyone takes care of themselves in different ways. On this page, you’ll hear from members of the community about how they experience distress and how they stay resilient, and understand how to recognise some signs of mental distress.

check in with your chosen family

Taking care of each other is vital to our community’s mental health. On this page, you’ll learn about the importance of looking out for your loved ones in times of distress, hear from community members about who in their life supports them, and find some advice on how to check in on your chosen family.

you can't pour from an empty cup

If you can’t support yourself, how can you support anybody else?! On this page, you’ll learn how to take care of yourself while you’re caring for others, and hear from community members about the importance of self-care and boundaries when supporting loved ones.

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