01: Professional support

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Support – by Rose Moore

Professional support includes groups and professional organisations and medical practitioners who can help you to support your clients.

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National: ANZPATH

ANZPATH website | email

How we can help

ANZPATH is the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health. We’re here to promote the subjects of the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression,within professional training programs…

Read more about ANZPATH.

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National: ASSERT

Assert website | email

How we can help

 (from the website)

ASSERT is the Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists. There are branches Australia-wide.

ASSERT National is an organization dedicated to educating and supporting professionals working in the field of sexuality/sexual health.

About ASSERT

 (from the website)

ASSERT NATIONAL is a multi-disciplinary professional Society founded in 1977 to provide opportunities for people working in the field of sexology.

Read more about ASSERT.

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National: Beyond Blue

Beyond blue website | Call 1800 224 636 | Beyond Blue support of GLBTI

24 hours | 7 days a week

How we can help

Beyond Blue is the national depression initiative, with comprehensive referral resources.

Call Beyond Blue for referrals to people who can help you with whatever you’re going through.

About Beyond Blue

(from the website)

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.

Read more about Beyond Blue.

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National: Lifeline crisis support

Lifeline websiteClick to chat online with counsellors | Call 13 11 14

How we can help

Lifeline online services are designed to help people who need help but can’t call counselling services. You can choose to fill out personal details or can remain anonymous if you wish.

You can also speak to trained Lifeline volunteers. Call the Lifeline 24 hour helpline on 13 11 14

About Lifeline

Lifeline is a 24 hour referral helpline for people suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression or other stresses.

Click to read more about Lifeline.

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National: Suicide callback service

Suicide callback service website1300 659 467

24 hours a day | 7 days a week

How we can help

The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.

About Suicide call back service

 (from the website)

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories:

  • People who are suicidal
  • People caring for someone who is suicidal
  • People bereaved by suicide

The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated.

Read more about the Suicide call back service.

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Qld: Brisbane gender clinic

Brisbane gender clinic website07 3837 5645Level 1, Biala Building 270 Roma St, Brisbane 4000

How we can help

The Gender Clinic aims to facilitate assessment, counselling, hormone therapy, documentation, and other aspects of care for Gender Diverse Clients.

About the Brisbane gender clinic

The Brisbane Gender Clinic exists under the auspices of Queensland Health Department and has been in operation since 1994.

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Vic: 1000 Pound Bend

1000 £ Bend website | 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 | 1000 £ Bend on facebook

How we can help

1000 £ Bend is a  safe, inclusive, cool and hip space for drinkers of great coffee, arguably one of the best chai’s in Melbourne, and alcohol.

Genderqueer Australia (previously Melbourne Genderqueer) has held events at this venue almost since we began and highly recommend it. They’ve also hosted Ygender and Dude magazine events.

They’ve also got gender-neutral, accessible toilets!

About 1000 £ Bend

1000 £ Bend is one of the most unique spaces in Melbourne, comprising a bustling cafe, a massive gallery and events space and an air conditioned cinema space.  Founded in 2009 following the closure of the city’s iconic St Jerome’s laneway bar, the venue  - which is located in what was formerly the Peter Stevens motorbike repair garage – has quickly cemented its place as a focal point of Melbourne’s creative community.

Read more about 1000 £ Bend.

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Vic: Crisis Assessment Teams

Crisis Assessment Teams website

24 hours | 7 days

How we can help

The services listed on the Crisis Assessment Teams (CAT) website operate 24 hours a day and provide urgent community-based assessment and short-term treatment interventions to people in psychiatric crisis. CAT services have a key role in deciding the most appropriate treatment option and in screening all potential inpatient admissions.

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Vic: Melbourne sexual health centre

MSHC website | (03) 9341 6200 | 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053

How we can help

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.  The doctors and nurses at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) are experienced specialists in all aspects of sexual health, so clients visiting MSHC can be assured of high quality professional and non-judgmental care.

About the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been in operation since 1917. In this time it has established a reputation of excellence and innovation.

Click to read more about the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

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Vic: Northside clinic

Northside Clinic website | (03) 9485 7700 | 370 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North, 3068

How we can help

Northside Clinic is a general practice with extensive experience in the medical care of Gender questioning, Genderqueer and Transgendered people, together with the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual communities. We are a non-judgemental, accepting practice and focus on quality medical care.

About Northside Clinic

Northside Clinic is a General Practice owned and staffed by a number of GPs with years of experience working in Melbourne’s inner north. The clinic is open to all, but has a particular focus on providing quality medical care for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans communities in Melbourne’s north. The clinic provides comprehensive testing for and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV, as well as a full range of General Practice services.

Click to read more about Northside Clinic.

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Vic: Prahran Market Clinic

Prahran Market Clinic website | (03) 9514 0888 | Mezzanine level, Pran Central, crn. Commercial Rd & Chapel St. Prahran

How we can help

Prahran Market Clinic is a general practice with many years experience in the medical care of Gender Questioning, Genderqueer and Transgender people, and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people. We are a non-judgemental multi-disciplinary practice.

About Prahran Market Clinic

Prahran Market Clinic is an independently owned medical clinic with practitioners in many fields of medicine including General Practice, counselling and psychotherapy, sexual health and transsexual health.

Click to read more about Prahran Market Clinic.

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Vic: Rainbow Network

 Rainbow network website | 03 9285 5131 | email

How we can help

Rainbow Network Victoria is for anyone who works with same sex attracted or gender questioning young people in any setting. We provide free resources, training, enewsletters, networking events, advice and guidance.

About the Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network Victoria was set up in 1998 to meet the needs of workers facilitating groups for same sex attracted young people across Victoria, Australia.

Read more on the Rainbow Network website.

 

 

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Vic: Royal Childrens Hospital

RCH Gender Identity Service website | 03 9345 5522 | 50 Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052

Medical Journal of Australia research on hormone use for children and adolescents

How we can help

The Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne has many years experience in helping and treating youths with Gender Identity issues. Their team is made up of psychotherapists, endocrinologists and gynaecologists.

About the Royal Childrens Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children and their families for over 140 years.

Read more about the Royal Childrens hospital here.

 

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Vic: Vikki Sinnott

Vikki Sinnott website | Email | Phone: 0417 365 960 | Treatment guidelines

How I can help

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Vicky Sinnott is a qualified counsellor with experience treating transgender and gender variant people. She operates in the inner-city of Melbourne.

Vikki has also written and participated in various different workshops on transgender issues and has written treatment guidelines for gender diverse clients.

About Vikki

(from the website)

I am a psychologist working in Melbourne (Australia) and provide a range of services to individuals and organizations. I have over 25 years experience in health and community services working in training, research, policy, management, youth work, HIV/sexual health, and counselling roles.

Click here to visit Vikki’s website.

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WA: Gay Lesbian Community Services

GLCS website | 9420 7201 counselling | contact

counselling: mon-fri, 7pm-10pm

How we can help

GLCS is experienced in the support of Gay Lesbian bisexual and Trans people, and has created their own resource for Trans people, Simply Trans.

About GLCS

GLCS has been providing support, information and resources to the West Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community for almost 35 years. In fact, we are the longest running organisation of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more about GLCS.

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Web: WPATH

WPATH website | WPATH standards of care for gender nonconforming people

How we can help

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) is a professional membership organisation for health professionals who work with Transgender (and genderqueer) people.

Click to see WPATH member benefits.

About WPATH

(from the website)

As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of WPATH is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.

Read more about WPATH.

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Web: Zoe Belle Gender Center

ZBGC website | email | ZBGC on facebook | ZBGC Q&A

How we can help

The Zoe Belle Gender Centre (ZBGC) supports the gender community with our virtual gender centre which contains many resources and a questions and answers page where you can ask questions anonymously.

About ZBGC

Zoe Belle Gender Centre began in July 2007, when a group of people met to discuss the possibility of establishing a Melbourne-based center.

The purpose of this center remains a vital one: to support and improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s sex and gender diverse population.

Read more about ZBGC.

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