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Counselling Service Experiences of LGBTIQA+ Youth in Regional and Remote Western Australia| June 23, 2022 |
CHIEF INVESTIGATORS & PROJECT STAFF
Dr Roanna Lobo (she/her/hers) (Curtin University, Bentley), Dr Elizabeth Newnham (she/her/hers) (Curtin University, Bentley), Mr Bruce Lim (he/him/his) (Curtin University, Bentley)
The Human Research and Ethics Committee at Curtin University has approved this research project (HRE2022-0214).
In Australia, LGBTIQA+ youth in non-urban areas are at greater risk of mental health issues than LGBTIQA+ youth in urban areas, and the general population. However, these youth often face challenges when trying to access professional mental health support. We seek to chat with LGBTIQA+ youth living in regional or remote WA for 30-minutes each about their satisfaction with mental health services in WA. We hope our findings will inform mental health service providers on what they are doing well, and what needs to improve to provide relevant support to LGBTIQA+ youth in non-urban WA.
You can chat with Bruce via video-chat, phone call, email, or SMS. Interviews will take place between April and June, 10am to 8pm on weekdays, and 10am to 5pm on weekends. We will give you an e-gift card for your time. Please find a quiet and private place to do your interview.
Why Is This Research Being Done?
• To assess whether mental health services in WA are supporting the needs of LGBTIQA+ youth in non-urban WA and how.
• To identify how these services can improve the quality of support provided to LGBTIQA+ youth in non-urban WA.
ANY OTHER INFORMATION
Interested in Participating?
Please be aged 12 to 25. You must have received counselling or therapy from a WA mental health service in the last 12 months while living in regional or remote WA. You must be in regional or remote WA at the time you sign-up for this study and currently reside in these areas. You identify with the LGBTIQA+ community.
• Participation is voluntary and confidential.
• Only the Curtin research team at Bentley will know who participates and what individual participants have said.
• You can withdraw from the project any time.
Register your interest if you would like to take part in an online or phone interview by clicking on the link below.
Who Can I Contact for More Information?
Co-investigator: Mr Bruce Lim
Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Research Integrity Manager on (08) 9266 7093 or email email@example.com.