Without support, young people who are LGBTIQ+ are five times more likely to attempt suicide. For them, our silence is deafening and dangerous. It’s time for that to change.

When Natalie's school principal spoke out for her, it made her feel supported and safe.

When Colin saw what discrimination did to his students, he had to stand up for them.

Can you be a better ally for LGBTIQ+ people?

The #SpeakingUpSpeaksVolumes campaign aims to raise awareness and activate silent supporters in the wider community to change behaviour that excludes, discriminates or isolates people who are LGBTIQ+.

 Find out how you can get involved at speakingupspeaksvolumes.org.au

It’s time for us all to speak up to help improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities.

How to speak up

Help someone feel supported

When someone is feeling vulnerable or isolated, support is incredibly important. It comes in many forms. Follow our campaign and share our stories of support or your own. Use our resources to learn about inclusive language or how to speak up if you see something that isn’t right or someone who needs your help. Your support can go a long way.

 Speak up

Help create an inclusive society

There are many ways to build an inclusive society, where everyone feels valued and respected regardless of our differences. Learn how to feel more confident speaking up for diversity. Become an LGBTIQ+ ally at your university or college. Or find out about affirmative practice training to make our workplaces, classrooms and sporting clubs more inclusive.

 Get involved

Support people who are LGBTIQ+

The evidence shows that stigma and discrimination cause mental health issues, poorer physical health and higher suicide rates for LGBTIQ+ people in our communities. We can all help change that. Find out more about why it’s so important.

 The facts

About this work

This campaign was one of the many activities of North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network’s National LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Trial.

Primary Health Networks work across Australia to improve the health and wellbeing of people in each region.

Here at North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), one of our priorities is to prevent suicide and improve the lives and mental health outcomes of people who are LGBTIQ+.

 Learn more about our suicide prevention and LGBTIQ+ activities.