Switchboard and is a proud partners of the national telephone and webchat service Qlife. All of our counsellors are dedicated trained volunteers who identify as LGBTQI.
Call or log on to the Switchboard/Qlife websites.
Our phone service open everyday between 3pm – Midnight .
Call 1800 184 527 or webchat online
Drummond Street Services is a not-for-profit family support agency that provides counselling and support to LGBTIQ+ people and their families. Through their queer space and youth service programs, DSS offers a range of helpful initiatives including individual, couple and whole-of-family counselling.
Call (03) 9663 6733
The VAC counselling service provides professional, affordable counselling for individuals and couples who are affected by or at risk of HIV, and for members of the LGBTI community.
Call (03) 9856 6700
Mind Australia now offers specialist psychological services for sexually and gender diverse people.
Services include occupational therapy; individual, couples, group and family relationship counselling; and sex therapy
Call 1300 286 463
Headspace is a youth mental health service and has centers throughout regional Victoria. In August 2017 Headspace called on the government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination.
Headspace has Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through their website.
Call 1300 054 284
There are many community organisations discussing the Postal Survey, see what’s going on in your local area or find out through social media.
No to homophobia provides resources on how to address homophobia when it happens.
You can find out more info here
Are you struggling to talk to family and friends about Marriage Equality? Check out this great tip sheet 17APS – talking to people about marriage equality
If you experience discrimination you have the right to make a complaint to the Victorian Human rights Commission.
You can find out more info here
Struggling to talk to your kids or the students in your class? The Australian Psychological Society has put out a great tip sheet that you can download it here: 17APS-talking to young people about marriage equality
Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-run organisation dedicated to promoting the acceptance of bisexuals in LGBTI and mainstream society.
Find out more info here
Transgender Victoria have a great website full of information including a resources page.
You can find it here
Transgender Victoria and the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) have partnered to create a support group that provides information and self-help opportunities for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people experiencing anxiety. You can find out for info here
QLife’s You tube channel features 15 short films, each looking at the lived experiences of LGBTI people from a different perspective.
Take some time to check out some of the video’s here
What makes an ally? is a transgender and gender diverse youth project led by Transgender Victoria and YGender. The project ran throughout 2014 and was funded by the Healthy Equal Youth grants through the Victorian State Government.
What Makes an Ally? ran statewide throughout regional and rural areas of Victoria and engaged over 150 young people to create a vibrant and positive campaign encouraging better allyship and to foster positive relationship building between transgender and gender diverse young people and their cisgender allies. Find out more here