Online Youth Group / Rainbow Mushrooms
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Rainbow Mushrooms is a monthly online social support group for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12-25 across Victoria, from 4-5.30pm on the last Thursday of each month. Young people interested in participating are required to be linked to a HEY partner program. If you would like to find out more about HEY partner programs, please contact Briar Rolfe via email brolfe@yacvic.org.au. Once linked in with a HEY partner the young person will then be provided with …
Resource / Rainbow Inclusion Website
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Rainbow Inclusion is a website that has been created as part of the Information for Inclusion: LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability project. The website is still being constructed and more resources will continue to be added but it is up and running and already includes many resources. There are separate sections for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability and for allies. Visit the Rainbow Inclusion website.
New Service / Better Pride
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Better Place Australia is a community focused not-for-profit organisation that provides family law, psychological and community support services. Better Pride is a program of Better Place Australia that provides support to LGBTIQ+ individuals, couples and families, including children and adolescents and older people. Services including:– Counselling and psychology services– Family and relationship services– Mediation for separating couples (parenting plans, care agreements, pets, property and finance)– Donor planning Find out more about Better Pride here…
Resources / LGBTQ+ families accessing NDIS
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Resources developed in consultation with members of the LGBTQ+ community are part of a new suite of articles developed by Raising Children Network to support parents and families of children with disability to more confidently navigate the NDIS.  The resources discuss issues commonly of concern to LGBTQ+ parents, such as;– sharing information about your family with the NDIS– choosing the right NDIS providers for your family– the right to respectful service Read more about the …
Training / Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way
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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance are developing training, peer support and mentoring activities for LGBTIQ+ people with disability. The training aims to improve participants knowledge and skills in advocacy and storytelling.  Find out more and sign up to be kept up-to-date with the launch of the training here…
VIC: Makers Circle / Sensorium
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Sensorium Studio is an inclusive, therapeutic art community in a colourful, sensory controlled environment in Preston. Hosted by Sensorium, SensOPride groups are an LGBTIQA+ safe, social, creative space to make art and explore experiences and issues of gender and neurodiversity. SensOPride is for adults and young people aged 11-30 who identify as gender diverse and/or neurodiverse or those exploring. SensOPride will be supported by art therapists Sam Harlow-Black and Bentley/Ben Tamplin, who both have lived …
CALD LGBTIQA+ Support Group
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Mental Health Foundation Australia runs a FREE online CALD LGBTIQA+ support group on the first Wednesday of every month. The next session is on 4th May, 5.30pm-7.00pm. This is a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) participants of all ages and gender identities to share experiences on intersectional issues involving relationships, culture and identity. Register here: https://www.mhfa.org.au/SRG/lgbtqia-support-group
ACT: Disibili-TEA is a social group for the Canberra LGBTIQA+ community
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Disibili-TEA is a social group for the LGBTIQA+ community also living with a disability, chronic condition, mental health condition, or neurodiversity (very broad definition, no diagnosis necessary). Join them on Saturday the 2nd of April from 10:30am at the Australian National Botanic Gardens( Clunies Ross Street, Canberra) for a cuppa and a chat (and a optional walk around the gardens). Activities (optional)10:30am – Pollen Café for a cuppa and a chat11:30am – Guided walk around …
LGBTIQA+ Support After Suicide
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Free 8-week LGBTIQA+ Support After Suicide Program: Join us in April 2022 Online via Zoom, open to LGBTIQA+ folks based in VIC and NSW Join our free 8-week LGBTIQA+ Support After Suicide group, open to LGBTIQA+ community members who are navigating the difficult and often isolating experience of loss through suicide. This peer-led program hopes to offer LGBTIQA+ people experiencing bereavement through suicide an opportunity to explore their grief in a warm and affirming space …
Rainbow Tick Community of Practice
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Rainbow Health Australia hosts a quarterly Rainbow Tick Community of Practice. The sessions are free of charge and open to people from any organisation, at any point in a journey towards LGBTIQ inclusion. The first session for the year will be 23 March, 2-3:30pm and Shane Worrell will talk about the latest edition of Research Matters: COVID-19 and LGBTIQ Communities. Register here to attend…