Mental health concerns impact LGBTIQA+ people more than the general population. Michael and Rachel chat with Venetia Brissenden, Manager of Therapeutic Services and Capacity Building at Thorne Harbour Health to unpack anxiety, depression, and how to recognise the signs of our mental wellbeing needing a bit of attention. Later we speak with Joe Ball, CEO of Switchboard to discuss the Mental Health Royal Commission findings, and how they support our community and its services.

This podcast includes mention of suicide.

Up for the conversation? Listen to the Let’s Talk About Suicide JOYcast – joy.org.au/letstalk/ 

Useful Links

Beyond Blue – beyondblue.org.au
Lifeline – lifeline.org.au 
Suicide Callback Service – suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Thorne Harbour Health’s counselling services – thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/mental-health/counselling/
Switchboard – switchboard.org.au
Rainbow Door – rainbowdoor.org.au
QLife – qlife.org.au