SPECTRUM Trans and Gender Diverse Mental Health, Wellness, and Suicide Prevention Toolkit



Alice Gauntley
Alice Gauntley (she/her) is a project officer with Wisdom2Action based in Tkaronto, on the traditional territory of many Indigenous nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Passionate about health equity, Alice has over a decade of experience as a public health researcher, advocate, and educator, with a focus on sexual health promotion.
Alice holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies from McGill University. She currently serves on the Youth Advisory Board of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

Key takeaways

Key Learning Objectives (defined by presenters)

  1. Participants gain a better understanding of the causes of suicide in trans an gender diverse people in Canada
  2. Participants gain a better understanding of what they can to prevent and address suicide and poor mental health in trans and gender diverse people in Canada
  3. Participants gain a better understanding of what resources are available to struggling trans and gender diverse people 

Key Themes

  1. Suicidality and suicide prevention in trans communities
  2. Allyship

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