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National Survey (Phase 2)

Who can take part in the survey?

If you answer 'yes' to all of these questions, then you can take part in the national survey:

  • Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

  • Do you identify as LGBTQA+? (you don’t have to be ‘out’)

  • Are you aged between 14 – 25 years old?

Read our Participant Study Information Letter or have a look at some of the important information below...

The survey will take 30-40 minutes to do.

The survey will ask you questions about you, your thoughts on being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTQA+, your social and emotional wellbeing, friends and family, mental health (including suicide thoughts and behaviours), difficult things that may have happened in your life, and your experiences in health services (good and bad).

You can skip any question that makes you uncomfortable or that you do not want to answer. Our aim is to understand a range of life experiences, so some of the questions might seem like they don’t apply to you.

You can leave the survey at any time, and the answers you’ve given will be automatically submitted.

The survey will be open until _____. You can complete the survey at any time during that period. If you start the survey but don’t finish it immediately, you can come back to it anytime within 4 hours, on the same device.

The survey is completely anonymous, which means you do not have to give us your name and we cannot link your answers to you. This also means we cannot get rid of any of your answers once you have given them.

 

It is entirely up to you whether you take part in the survey.

 

You will NOT be paid for taking part in the survey, but it can:

  • Give you a chance to be heard as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young person.

  • Improve health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people

 

Results from this survey will be written down in a report about social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and experiences with health services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people.

 

You can sign up for a copy of the report at the end of the survey or get in contact with us to request a copy. Your email address will not be linked to your survey in any way.

 

We will also write articles for academic journals and present the findings to other researchers. The results will also be used to create health and training programs.

 

The answers you provide will be grouped together with the answers from other young people who have taken the survey.

This information will be looked after by the researchers at Telethon Kids Institute, WA and the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, WA.

 

Even though your answers cannot be linked to you, the information you give us is still private and covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). See our Privacy Policy.

 

Have a look at our Data Governance page for more details about how we take care of your data.

 

We will ask questions about suicidal behaviour and thoughts, depression, anxiety, and difficult experiences such as discrimination.

Answering these questions may make you feel upset or bring up difficult memories for you. You can find a list of services and their contact details if you need support here. When we ask about suicide, we will provide you with the numbers of crisis lines to call.

 

The ethics  of this research project have been approved by

Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (WAAHEC): ref1000

Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research Top End HREC (TEHREC): ref2021-3997

Central Australian Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC): ref2021-3997

Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Committee (AHREC): ref04-21-924

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS): refEO231-20210114

ACON Research Ethics Review Committee: ref202118

If you have questions or worries about the study, please contact Assoc. Prof. Ashleigh Lin, Telethon Kids Institute on +61 8 6319 1291 or Ashleigh.Lin@telethonkids.org.au or Rainbow.Knowledge@telethonkids.org.au.

 

If you would like to complain about the project, you can speak to:

Contact details for ethics committee(s)