Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences: A Community-Based Study

Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences 20 minute survey asks what support you have accessed in the past, how helpful you found it, what worked well for you, and what didn’t work so well. The experiences you share will help us to develop a resource for mental health professionals to guide their work with sex, sexuality, and gender diverse clients.

The project is led by Gloria Fraser, a PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington’s Youth Wellbeing Study, in partnership with Gender Minorities Aotearoa, RainbowYOUTH, and InsideOUT. Gloria is supervised by Professor Marc Wilson and Dr Anita Brady. We are also collaborating with a range of other rainbow community organisations and healthcare providers.

They would love for you to take part if you:

  • Are queer, trans, intersex, takatāpui, nonbinary, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF, questioning, or otherwise part of the rainbow community
  • Have accessed mental health support in Aotearoa (this means talking face to face to a mental health professional – a psychologist, counsellor, psychiatrist, therapist, social worker, mental health nurse, etc – this doesn’t include peer support groups like RainbowYOUTH groups)
  • Are aged 14 or above