There is information on this page about services LGBTIQA+ people can use to seek support if they are struggling with their mental health.
Staying in touch with family, peers in your community and friends using technology – such as video calls, phone calls or emails - is an important way to help maintain your wellbeing during this pandemic.
Feelings of increased anxiety, stress or loneliness are normal during this time and it’s important that you reach out to others or seek help through the services below if you are not feeling yourself.
For more information on LGBTIQA+ services and support visit the coronavirus (COVID-19) information for LGBTIQA+ Victorians.
- Switchboard Victoria
Provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities. http://www.switchboard.org.au/
- Thorne Harbour Health
Coordinates a series of peer support workshops where participants can socialise and engage in a shared learning experience.https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/peer-workshops/
- Rainbow Connection
A program run by Thorne Harbour Health which has traditionally aimed to reduce social isolation among older members of the LGBTIQ+ community, but during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been expanded to support LGBTIQ+ people of all ages who are isolated or impacted by COVID-19. Through the program, community support volunteers assist people by sharing activities or engaging in practical support.
Call (03) 9863 0426 or email email@example.com.