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LGBTIQ+ people—mental health and counselling support

LGBTIQ+ people—mental health and counselling support

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer plus (LGBTIQ+) health and wellbeing

LGBTIQ+ people often experience minority stress due to stigma and discrimination, and the marginalised status of their communities.

This impacts mental and physical health and wellbeing for LGBTIQ people.

MENTAL HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SUPPORT

Diverse Voices

A free phone and online chat counselling and referral service (in partnership with QLife) for people identifying as LGBTIQ+. Call or visit their website (3:00 pm to midnight, 7 days a week).

The Centre for Human Potential

Individual and group counselling, and case management services. This service is built on foundational values of acceptance, diversity and inclusion.

Face-to-face sessions are provided in spaces including the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health, Open Doors Youth Service, as well as the centre’s Brisbane and Woolloongabba offices.

Open Doors Youth Service

Advocacy, counselling, case management and other programs for young people aged 12–24 who identify across the gender and sexuality spectrum (LGBTIQ+, asexual, pansexual, sistergirl and brotherboy), across South East Queensland.

Relationships Australia: Rainbow Program

Mental health and wellbeing support for people of diverse bodies, genders and sexualities, including LGBTIQ+ people, as well as those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Families, allies and practitioners who also support those identifying as LGBTIQ+ or questioning can access this service.

Transcendence Social and Emotional Support Group

Transcendence is a social and emotional support group for transgender and gender-diverse individuals, or those questioning their gender identity, aged 18 and over.

Our support group is a safe, confidential and friendly space and is facilitated by experienced counsellors. The group is a place where participants share stories, give and receive support and advice.

It’s held at Spring Hill on the last Tuesday of every month, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

National LGBTI Health Alliance

This is the national peak health organisation for organisations and individuals. The service provides health-related programs and research focused on LGBTIQ+ people as well as other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.

Going Upstream: A Framework for Promoting the Mental Health of LGBTI People (2014)
National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy (2016)
Statistics at a glance: the mental health of LGBTI people in Australia (2016)
Beyond Blue

Resources for LGBTIQ+ and bodily, gender and sexually diverse people—including the impact of discrimination, developing an action plan around depression and anxiety, rainbow families and more.

    My Mental Health

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    Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.

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