Gateway Health Gender Service

Great news – a new gender support service for young people opens in Wodonga! A small group of residents in the north-east Victorian city of Wodonga are hoping to break down those barriers for the region’s young transgender community.

They’ve just celebrated the opening of the Gateway Health Gender Service, which is believed to be the first gender support clinic for young people in regional Australia. Staff at the new Wodonga centre say there is a real need to expand these services and bring them to people outside of the metropolitan area.

While there is no framework for the establishment of gender services outside of Melbourne, Gateway’s WayOut Wodonga project worker Sarah Roberts says it’s exciting to be laying the foundations for support in regional Australia. It’s a project local specialists and community volunteers have been working on for years, with the close help of staff from the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Gateway Health Gender Service will be co-ordinated by a specialist nurse, who will provide support, information and referral for people aged 17 and under. It will allow gender-diverse young people, as well as parents, carers, and family members to ask questions and find answers close to where they live.

The Gateway Health Gender Service is available on 02 6022 8888 or visit www.gatewayhealth.org.au

To find out more about the service please visit the story at abc.net.au

 

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