Phase 1 Participation
We are no longer recruiting for phase 1 of the project.
Who can take part in the study?
If you answer 'yes' to all of these questions, then you can take part in the study:
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?
Are you based in Perth?*
*If you live remotely, you may still be able to take part. Contact us and we’ll have a chat about the possibilities. Participation and reimbursement will be considered on a case by case basis.
Read our Participant Study Information Letter or have a look at some of the important information below...
Privacy and consent
We understand that not everyone wants their story shared with the world, and some of the things you discuss may be sensitive, so we have a few measures in places to respect our participants' privacy.
We will share the final report on this research with support services, so they can better help other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people. You can have a copy of the report and share it with whoever you like. Publications from this study will also be published in academic journals and presented at research conferences.
Check our publications page to see what work has been released so far.
You will be reimbursed $30 per hour or part thereof for participating in a yarn-up/interview.
Looking after participants
Talking about your wellbeing can sometimes bring up negative feelings. For example, when talking about wellbeing someone might feel down, feel like they want to end their life, or remember bad experiences they've had in the past. You DO NOT have to talk about anything that makes you feel this way, but please be aware that other people might.
To help you stay strong, we'll ask you to complete a wellness plan before you start the yarn-up/interview. This will help you to think of some things you do that help when you're feeling down and some people you can go to for help. If at any time during or after the yarn-up you're feeling like you want some support, let one of our research team members know and we can help you to access support that's right for you. You'll also be given a list of websites and contact numbers for services that work with young people.
If you have any questions, please contact our research assistant, Shakara Liddelow-Hunt, by email at or by calling (08) 6319 1062.