Resources

Resources

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Part of this forum will cover suicide, self-harm and mental health in a general way. This may also include lived experience stories, told using safe storytelling guidelines. Please reach out for support if you need it.  

QLife: QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. The QLife family includes hundreds of highly experienced LGBTIQ+ staff and volunteers Australia-wide. If you’re looking to connect with someone to explore what’s going on in your life, we’re here to take your call or webchat. Call 1800184527 or web chat https://qlife.org.au/ from 3 pm to midnight 7 days a week. 

Lifeline: Call 13 11 14 24 hours / 7 days a week; crisis support 

Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636 24 hours / 7 days a week; Chat online 1pm – 12am / 7 days a week https://www.beyondblue.org.au 


 

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia resources:  

For Policy, Research and data relating to LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention, access the LHA Knowledge Hub here https://www.lgbtiqhealth.org.au/hub

Previous webinars about LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention: https://www.lgbtiqhealth.org.au/mindout_webinars


Websites/Services:  

National 

  • AusPATH  - the peak body for service providers working with transgender and/or non-binary people.
  • BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation  – led by and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Intersex Human Rights Australia  – detailed training and resources relating to human rights of people with intersex variation Australia-wide.  
  • Intersex Peer Support Australia – Resources, events and peer support for people with intersex variation Australia wide. 
  • Transhub  – legal, medical and social resources for transgender people and health practitioners. 
  • Discharged (online)  – suicide peer support group for trans, gender diverse and gender questioning folk and meets over Zoom. In-person events are held in WA. 

WA 

NT 

SA 

TAS 

ACT 

  • Merdian ACT  HIV specific counselling, sex worker outreach program and a range of wellbeing services. 

QLD 

NSW 

  • ACON – Offers free pride counselling, community care, workshops and online events. 
  • Rainbow Families (NSW) – Community connection and practical advice and resources for LGBTIQ+ parents and their children. 
  • Twenty10 (NSW)  – Provides social support, counselling, emergency housing and community events for LGBTIQ+ people aged 12-25 years old. 

VIC 

  • Bi Alliance: (VIC)  – educational resources for employers, service providers and community groups as well as events and research. 
  • Matrix Guild of Vic  – Advocacy and events for Lesbians aged 40 and older. 
  • Rainbow Health Victoria A range of training programs including the rainbow tick accreditation for services and research and policy for LGBTIQ+ people.  
  • Switchboard  – Mental health and suicide prevention hotline, capacity building workshops and peer support for LGBTIQ+ people in Victoria. 
  • Transgender Victoria  – Training for service providers, peer support and a variety of research and advocacy projects.
  • Thorne Harbour Health (VIC) – Supports the sexual health and wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ community, especially concerning HIV and AIDS. 

 

Most of these services are member organisations of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. If you would like us to add another service, please email [email protected]  



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