SA and Wider Australian

In this section Trans Health SA will post links to other agencies who may be able to offer a service specific to the Trans and Gender Diverse Community of SA as well as links to website resources and fact sheets that might be helpful.

SHINE SA – A range of services including sexual health clinics, counselling, Hyde St. medical service, Gender Wellbeing Service, and more!
The Gender Wellbeing section of the website has lots of links and resources listed including support for parents.

Headspace – A youth mental health service offering face to face counselling at local centres or via their eheadspace service which offers online and telephone support.  Their Telehealth service also offers a psychiatrist specialising in gender dysphoria. They also have a good fact sheet about gender dysphoria.

Metro Youth Health –  Provides clinical health services to young people in the community aged 12 – 25 with a focus on young people under 18 years.

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is a free community-based mental health service provided through SA Health’s Women’s and Children’s Health Network across metro SA. They offer both therapeutic counsellors and psychiatrists.

SAMESH –  SAMESH provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community, in South Australia.

Uniting Communities offers two programs.
Bfriend matches people on a short-term basis with a trained peer volunteer. They run groups, and can provide you with information and referrals. They can also offer workshops and training for other service providers. Their website also lists an event page, resource directory and news page.
Our Place provides free counselling at their office at 10 Pitt St, Adelaide for LGBTIQA+ Young people under the age of 25 and their loved ones. Counselling can be without the young person present if needed, and phone counselling is available.
Call 8202 5190 to book or email: counselling@unitingcommunities.org

Relationships Australia South Australia
UNIDOS – UNIDOS is a free, confidential program for people who are same sex attracted (SSA) and/or questioning their sexuality. Our program provides specialised services for people and community groups from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or multicultural backgrounds (CALD). We are inclusive of all cultures and respectful of different cultural values.

WIDER AUSTRALIA

Beyond Blue, ‘Working Therapeutically with LGBTI client’s. click here

The Gender Centre is an NSW service which provides support to the transgender community as well as family members, partners and friends. Their website also has links to useful resources.

Trans Melbourne Gender Project, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and Rainbow Network Victoria – Booklet for people aged 16-25 who are questioning their gender. click here

Report on the ‘Trans Pathways’ survey conducted by Telethon Kids to shed light on the mental health of transgender young people in Australia and now services can be improved for this demographic. click here

A Gender Agenda is a community organization working in conjunction with the gender-diverse and intersex communities to educate, train, increase public awareness, advocate, and provide resources and information.

National LGBTI Health Alliance provides research on the health and lives of the LGBTI+ community in Australia.

Diverse Voices: peer telephone and online support service for LGBTIQA people.

QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.

Headspace, Purple Pack – resources for transgender and gender diverse young people.

Transgender Victoria consults with the transgender community to create and conduct advocacy projects.

Zoe Belle Gender Collective – An online not-for-profit seeking to provide support, training & resources for the Victorian trans and gender diverse community

ACON NSW provides a language guide, reports, a health strategy advisory group for transgender and gender diverse people. click here