RESOURCES FOR THE LGBTIQ COMMUNITY

 

1800 729 367     10am – 6pm    7 days a week        call. text. email

Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Rainbow Door supports people of all ages and identities with issues that may include suicidal thoughts, family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), alcohol and other drugs, relationship issues, sexual assault, social isolation, mental health and wellbeing.

Through advice, referral and support from an experienced LGBTIQA+ peer, Rainbow Door will help LGBTIQA+ people navigate the system to access the supports we need.


 

 

Switchboard
Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities.
Website:  http://www.switchboard.org.au


 

QLife

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
Website:  https://www.qlife.org.au/
Online chat:  https://www.qlife.org.au/resources/chat
Tel: 1800 184 527


 

YOUNG LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE

La Trobe Youth Space  To represent, to build, to inspire. Latrobe Youth Space is a fun, inclusive, safe space where young people’s voices can be heard. A space for opportunity, where young people can explore their interests while feeling supported and secure, Latrobe Youth Space strives to empower, unite and advocate for the youth of Latrobe City. As a space where everyone can feel safe to be themselves, the Latrobe Youth Space aims to diminish stereotypes and create a place where the youth of Latrobe City can flourish.

MINUS 18   https://www.minus18.org.au/

Queerspace Youth services I am campaign  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9zdLIkSg0

Bi+Australia


 

LGBTI ELDERS AND AGING

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/resources/10-questions-ask-residential-aged-care/

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow: A guide to help LGBTI people in Victoria plan an end-of-life of their choice

Alice’s Garage –  social enterprise empowering LGBTI elders and promoting health LGBTI aging

 


TRANSGENDER AND GENDER DIVERSITY

ZOE BELLE GENDER CENTRE

Seahorse Victoriasupport and social group for the transgender community in Victoria 

Transgender Victoria –  TGV is Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy

TRANSCEND Australia: Supporting trans, gender diverse and non-binary kids & their families since 2012. Peer support, advocacy & information

Parents of Gender Diverse Children – support group.


FAMILY AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

http://sayitoutloud.org.au/

LGBTIQ and family violence specialist service for Victoria: W/RESPECT

 


 

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE 

http://www.blackrainbow.org.au/

https://www.yarnsheal.com.au/

 


 

PEOPLE OF FAITH
Uniting LGBTIQ Network A network of the Uniting Church that is affirming and celebrating of diversity. Resources include fact sheets and videos.


NEURO-DIVERSE PEOPLE (AUTISM SPECTRUM)

Inclusion Melbourne – Self Advocacy in Health Care – A toolkit for LGBTIQA+ people, their family, carers, friends, support workers and advocates


INTERSEX PEOPLE

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/resources/information-for-parents-of-intersex-kids/

Intersex Human Rights Australia https://ihra.org.au/

AIS Support Group Australia

 


 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING – LGBTIQ FRIENDLY SERVICES AND RAINBOW TICK ACCREDITED SERVICES

Inverloch Healthcare – SCIN Inc. endorsed

Inverloch Healthcare is a General Practice providing high quality comprehensive care services to the local community in a welcoming, warm and inclusive environment. The clinic is operated by five local GP’s who have combined their skills and passion for patient centered care and are committed to improving health outcomes in the local community… and having fun along the way.

BREASTSCREEN VIC

In March 2019, BreastScreen Victoria achieved a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessible screening for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people. BreastScreen Victoria’s Coordination Unit and Mobile Screening Service achieved a Rainbow Tick accreditation for our commitment to safe and inclusive practice – a first for a breast screening service in Australia. Achieving accreditation is the culmination of many years’ work to better understand the needs of LGBTI people.

Support After Suicide – Our mission is to support those bereaved by suicide; providing resources and services for individuals and professionals. Read Allans Story here 

Lets Talk About Suicide podcast series – Being bereaved by suicide is a very difficult experience. However, there can be additional issues for those who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community. In association with JOY and Switchboard Victoria, Support After Suicide produced a podcast series called Let’s Talk About SuicideThe series provides insight, support and comfort to those from LGBTIQA+ communities who are experiencing loss to suicide. It raises awareness of suicide, its impact and how people can learn to live with the suicide of a loved one.

Lifeline – 24 hour crisis support CALL 13 11 14

Wellways:  Out Together – LGBTIQ mental health peer support services


 

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