I am emailing you to see if you can help us spread the word about an exciting new research project we are launching on Tuesday, September 13th.
In 2016, we collaborated with GLEN and BeLonG To Youth Services on The LGBTIreland Report – a ground-breaking national study into the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTQI+ community in Ireland.
Over 2,000 people responded, and the research has been used to advocate for better services, supports and policies for the LGBTQI+ community.
Today, we are launching Being LGBTQI+ in Ireland. This new study will track the changes in the LGBTQI+ community since the 2016 report. The information for TheLGBTIreland Report was collected in 2014/15, before the same-sex marriage referendum and the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act in 2015.
With this new body of research, we have the chance to see what has changed for the LGBTQI+ community since these major milestones.
All of the information necessary for these methods of sharing the survey are available here, in the Google Drive.
If any members of your networks would like to complete a paper version of the survey please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and paper versions of the survey will be posted to you or your organisation to share with them.
I would really appreciate your support in helping to spread the word and completing the survey if it is of relevance to you personally.
If you have any questions about the study, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by email: BeingLGBTQI@tcd.ie or phone: 089 457 0387.
Professor Agnes Higgins
Professor of Mental Health and Principal Investigator
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Trinity College Dublin
On behalf of the BeingLGBTQI+ in Ireland Study Research Team
About the Study
Being LGBTQI+ in Ireland is a research project that aims to examine the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQI+ people in the Republic of Ireland and investigate public attitudes towards LGBTQI+ people. The Being LGBTQI+ in Ireland research is being conducted by a group of researchers led by Professor Agnes Higgins in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Belong To. This study is funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) & Social Inclusion, Health Service Executive (HSE) and the What Works and Dormant Accounts Fund, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth through Belong To. A wide range of organisations are also working with us on this study, including other LGBTQI+ organisations, statutory agencies, and government departments: www.beinglgbtqi.ie