QHealth is a counselling service for people who would like to talk about the concerns or impacts of their alcohol or other drug use in a confidential, nonjudgmental and queer-affirmative space. The service is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ communities. All counsellors are LGBTIQA+ identifying.
Equinox is a peer led Trans and Gender Diverse Health Service operated by Thorne Harbour Health. Services include General Practice healthcare, sexual health, hormone initiation and management, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and counselling.
Futures Free From Violence offers a new 17 week no cost group program for queer, bisexual, lesbian women and/or trans and gender diverse people who have used violence in a relationship. Futures Free From Violence also provides therapy and individual support, designed to provide support in making transformative changes away from harmful behaviours and toward respectful relationships. Futures Free From Violence offers a supportive environment where participants can explore power and control in relationships and the impacts these behaviours have. Futures Free From Violence is also offering a support group for LGBTIQ+ people who have experienced violence in relationships.
If you would like to know more about these programs please contact Vincent (Phone: 0418 602 078 or e-mail Vincent.email@example.com) or Anne-lise (Phone: 0427 634 559 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) at queerspace (drummond street services).
Providing support, information and referral for Gender-questioning, trans and gender diverse young people aged 17 and under; Parents, carers and family members, and GPs and service providers.
A registered nurse coordinates this service. There is no cost to see the nurse.
Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9am – 5pm. To make a confidential appointment: Speak to Gateway Health reception by phoning (02) 6022 8888 or Free Call 1800 657 573 or you can visit reception at 155 High Street, Wodonga.
Headspace centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia. Each centre can help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study issues. Headspace has good policies around inclusive care of trans gender diverse and non-binary people; centres often have experienced clinicians and sometimes run support groups.
Psychiatrists experienced in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and Gender Dysphoria can be accessed via the Headspace National Telehealth Service if you are based in a regional or rural area. You can be referred to the Telehealth service either by your local GP or a headspace centre’s GP; a mental health treatment plan is not required.
Drummond Street, Queerspace, Victorian Aids Council and Merri Health have partnered to deliver the iHeal service for survivors of family violence who are no longer in crisis. iHeal provides a range of supports tailored to suit LGBTIQ survivors, and where appropriate their family’s needs. Support may include counselling, case work and advocacy, support groups and workshops.
The Communication Clinic at La Trobe University provides preventative and rehabilitative services in the area of voice, including voice modification for individuals with gender dysphoria.
Operates as a provider of services to the homeless including trans and gender diverse people. There are several ways to access services. If you’re experiencing homelessness, at risk of losing your home, or you need to escape family violence, call Opening Doors on 1800 825 955 (free call, open 24/7).
Launch Housing takes referrals from Opening Doors, a state wide program which coordinates support to people experiencing homelessness. You can also drop into Launch Housing entry points in Collingwood, Cheltenham and St Kilda.
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences. The service operates 3:00pm to midnight in your state, around Australia, every day.
The Bouverie Centre is a state-wide service which provides Family Therapy, Training and Consultation. Family Therapy is provided to families including Trans and gender diverse families. The centre-based service is funded by the Department of Human Services and is free of charge.
The Thorne Harbour Country Community Hub is located at 496 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo and is open for drop in from 9am–5pm Monday-Friday. The Community Hub offers a safe and supportive space for LGBTI people and PLHIV. Some of current services and supports include: Professional counselling for LGBTI people and PLHIV; one-on-one peer support for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, around HIV, sex and sexual health; information and referral for LGBTI community; LGBTI social inclusive morning tea group.
Transgender Victoria (TGV) and the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) have partnered to create a support group that provides information and self-help opportunities for trans and gender diverse people experiencing anxiety. Please contact TGV or ARCVic for further details.
A monthly clinical group on Fridays commenced early 2018. No fees with a Mental Health Care Plan in place. A friendly, semi-structured opportunity to meet with other trans and gender fluid people within the region while working through issues around identity and mental health. Contact reception for further details on how to attend.
Sound Psychology Ballarat, Level 2, 3 Peel St, Ballarat VIC 3350 Phone: 5384 5163