Splash – Family Planning Victoria’s social support group for LGBTI young people
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After a break FPV’s social and support group for LGBTIQ+ young people is back! Splash is about supporting young people of diverse sexes, sexualities and genders to talk, share and learn about sexual health and respectful relationships, enhance their connections to the LGBTI community and offer social support and positive interactions with like-minded peers. Splash sessions run fortnightly, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at our secure, accessible and youth-friendly Action Centre …
Safe space for LGBTQI+ people and rainbow families
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Q-space Melbourne offers a queer positive ‘drop-in’ space, that affirms, connects and provides mutual support with positive peers and allies. It also offers access to queer mental health professionals for mental health support. Q-Space is a ‘drop in’ space offered over the duration of the postal survey for those seeking direct access to social, mental health, wellbeing, queer positive and affirming support, particularly at this time of need of the postal survey. This safe space …
Gynaecology Service at Monash Health
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    Dear trans and gender diverse community members and service providers, I write to inform you of the surgery and fertility preservation options for trans men at Monash Health. The Gynaecology Service at Monash Health offers these services to trans men: Tubal ligation for contraception Removal of internal reproductive organs Initial assessment of fertility preservation options To access these services, referral is required via the Gender Clinic, Monash Health. For more detail, see the …
Trans Pathways report
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The Trans Pathways report is now available at www.telethonkids.org.au/transpathways Trans Pathways is the largest survey that has been conducted with trans and gender diverse young people on their mental health and experiences accessing services in Australia. The report is a summary of findings from 859 trans young people aged 14-25 years and 194 parents and guardians of trans young people from around Australia. The results are confronting and they demonstrate that there is much work to …
Qheadspace
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Qheadspace provides online peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, questioning and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people (aged 12-25).  Young people can seek support online from our ‘Queer Peers’- young people who have lived experience and training in peer support in a safe and welcoming space. Young LGBTIQ+ people can log on anonymously and ask questions, about a range of topics like confusion about sexuality or gender, coming out to parents and friends, sex, sexual health, …
Launch Housing Intensive Case Management Initiative Vacancies
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Launch housing Intensive Case Management Initiative (ICMI) program currently has 4 vacancies. ICMI is a program providing intensive support to young women and those identifying as a women aged 16 – 25 years, who have 6-9 presenting issues which can including housing, exposure to and effects of violence, money management, health and self-care, accessing appropriate supports, access to social supports, behaviour which is challenging to others, personal safety and wellbeing, mental health, alcohol and other …
Team Melbourne
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Team Melbourne evolved from a gathering of Melbourne’s queer sporting clubs in December 2004 to begin planning for involvement in the international queer sporting meets in 2006 (the Chicago Gay Games and Montreal Outgames).  Originally called “Queer Sports Alliance Melbourne” (QSAM), the name was changed early in 2012 to be inline with other city-based groups and be more recognisable. Team Melbourne has emerged for and by Melbourne’s queer sporting clubs in lieu of any other partnership, …
LGBTQI Parents and Friends Support group (VIC)
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In 2016 PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Melbourne made the decision to close down their branch. In consultation with PFLAG Melbourne and in understanding the important role that PFLAG has played in the LGBTQI community, Switchboard committed to establishing a face to face support group for parents and friends of LGBTQI people. If you are a parent or a friend of a LGBTQI person and think you could benefit from a face …