Our researchers are strongly committed to improving the lives of gender diverse and trans individuals growing up in Australia. They are hard at work collecting research to better inform policies and health professionals and to advocate for high-quality service provision.
They have conducted Australia's biggest survey of gender diverse young people to identify and break down barriers that exist in accessing mental health and other services. A total of 859 young people, aged 14-25, and 194 parents/guardians responded to the anonymous online Trans Pathways survey. It was conducted in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, YouthLink and the Freedom Centre.
Now our researchers will work with Australia's hospital-based gender diversity services to better understand the mental health of gender diverse youth and the effects of treatment offered.