LGBTIQA+ suicide safety cards
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Switchboard has launched two printable LGBTIQA+ Suicide Safety Cards. The cards are designed to help someone stay safe from acting on thoughts of suicide and give practical tips on how to navigate conversations about suicide.  They also contain blank fields for each person to complete with their own personal safety contact and prompts reminding them what the signs of being overwhelmed look like and what steps to take that increase feelings of safety. You can …
LGBTIQA+ Mentoring Projects – queerspace
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The LGBTIQA+ Mentoring Projects are a peer-support program for community, by community. We aim to promote support networks and build resilience, through identity, skill and community-based supports that are vital to LGBTIQA+ individual and collective social and emotional wellbeing. This service is FREE and runs both online and in-person. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor / getting a mentor / joining a peer-support group visit queerspace HERE. For any questions about the LGBTIQA+ Mentoring Projects, please contact …
Online queer & trans yoga
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SK (they/them) is a yoga teacher based in Sydney and they have just started running weekly, online, queer and trans yoga classes, yoga4qts, every Monday at 6pm starting 20th September 2021. The classes go for one hour and are suitable for all levels including beginners. SK writes about the classes: “We will practice some vinyāsa (flowing movements), some longer held āsanas (postures), breath awareness, intention setting and guided meditation, all culminating in a deep relaxation …
Stand Bi Us
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After the success of their first online forum held last year, Bi+ Collective Australia is inviting people to come together again to celebrate Bi+ visibility.  Stand Bi Us is an online (and in-person where possible) forum that runs for 4 days from 23-26 September. The program is jam packed full of panel discussions, workshops and opportunities to connect. Find out more about Stand Bi Us here…
Crafternoon- Queer and Polyamorous Victorians (AEST)
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An online afternoon of craft related socialising. For: Victorians who are Queer/ LGBTIQA+ and/or Polyamorous and/or accepting of all of the above. You don’t have to be queer and polyamorous to attend, you do need to be accepting of all. Victoria, Australia to be super clear. Cost: free tickets available for anyone who needs them but there are also a variety of priced tickets for those who can contribute to make the running of this …
New ARCSHS Report – Lean on Me
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Lean on Me: Exploring Suicide Prevention and Mental Health-Related Peer Support in Melbourne’s LGBTQ Communities is a new report from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The report examines the experiences of people who help others during a mental health crisis. Drawing on data from 25 interviews and a survey of more than 300 people, this report focuses specifically on how LGBTQ people who provide peer support are impacted by doing so. You can …
TRANSform Research Project
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TRANSform is an ongoing research project designed and led by trans and gender diverse community members. Rather than a one-off survey, TRANSform allows us to follow the health and wellbeing of the Australian trans and gender diverse community over time, and regularly update participants on research outcomes. Results from TRANSform have been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented at international and national conferences, and most importantly, shared widely with trans support services and government in the …
CALD LGBTQIA+ support group
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Mental Health Foundation Australia are running an online support group for LGBTQIA+ community members, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to discuss their mental health and wellbeing and develop a strong sense of belonging in the community. The group is held on Zoom on the first Monday of each month. To find out more visit https://www.mhfa.org.au/SRG/lgbtqia-support-group