Report - Trans pathways: The mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

Report - Trans pathways: The mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

1 September 2017

This report discusses the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia.

This report has been published by the Telethon Kids Institute. The Trans Pathways project interviewed 859 trans and gender diverse young people regarding their mental health, as well as 194 parents or guardians of trans and gender diverse young people.

Results indicated that mental health issues are common in this group of young people. The report highlights that:

  • almost 75% of study participants have at some time been diagnosed with depression
  • 72% have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder
  • 79% have self harmed
  • 48% have attempted suicide, and
  • trans young people found it difficult to access medical and health services

In light of these findings, the report gives recommendations and guidelines compiled from the views of  trans young people, and their parents.

Download the report via the Trans Pathways website.

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