SPA CEO on Marriage Equality Bill being passed by Parliament

8 December 2017

We were pleased to see the Marriage Equality Bill passed in the House of Representatives last night.

A number of our Member Organisations advocated strongly for this to happen and, as well as working together on a range of public and behind the scenes campaigning, published Position Statements in support of marriage and relationship equality. 

Suicide Prevention Australia acknowledges the work being done by our members and others to strengthen LGBTI health and wellbeing with specific support for suicide prevention policies and programs.

A reminder of the Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance preliminary survey results in relation to the stress impacts associated with the debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement. Suicide prevention and mental health services continue to be on hand to support individuals who have experienced an increased sense of vulnerability throughout this process as well as those around them. Find out more about services available to support you to get help or give help click on the Get Help button on our website.

For individuals seeking support visit www.qlife.org.au / 1800 184 527 / 3pm-Midnight / Everyday for national phone and webchat counselling and referral service for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, and friends. Free and anonymous. 

For organisations seeking support visit www.mindout.org.au for capacity building in LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention for organisations.

Warm Regards,

Sue Murray, CEO