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Not always glitter and rainbows

25 Feb 2019

headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation, reminds young LGBTIQA+ people they’re not alone.That’s the message being issued by headspace today as we launch our new initiative - ‘not always glitter and rainbows’.

Research shows that young people who identify as sexually and/or gender diverse are at a higher risk for mental health challenges due to the continued discrimination and prejudice that results in their ill treatment and social isolation.

headspace recognises that some people may have difficulty accepting others who are different to them. This means that many young people exploring their sexuality are faced with challenges which may affect their mental health and wellbeing.

Partnering with Instagram, this initiative will remind young people who may identify as LGBTIQA+ that the way you want to describe your gender and sexuality, and who you share that with, is completely up to you.

Not Always Glitter

The way you want to describe your gender and sexuality, and who you share that with, is completely up to you.

headspace is dedicated to working with young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to raise awareness, develop campaigns for and with LGBTIQA+ young people to continue to build services that are safe and effective.

If you or someone you know if going through a tough time, headspace can help. Locate your nearest centre or alternatively, you can call or chat to eheadspace over the phone and online.

For more information, head to our campaign page here