Eligibility Criteria

Drop-In

  • Age: 12 – 25 years old

  • ​Freespace: A drop-in session for all LGBTIQ+ young people. We alternate sessions over 18s and under 18s.

  • Gender Q: A drop-in session for trans, gender diverse and intersex young people aged 17-25

  • For people who identify as LGBTIQA+

  • We provide peer-led social and recreational unstructured space with free-flowing access and activities

  • We provide a safe, inclusive, non-discriminating respectful environment

  • Opening hours: 4pm – 7.30pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (may be subject to change)

  • We are not a primary mental health or crisis support service

  • All attendees must provide an emergency contact, if an emergency occurs that requires external support, in the absence of a safe parent/guardian or caregiver, emergency services will be contacted at the client’s expense

  • Parents, guardians, caregivers: the drop-in space is for young people aged 12 – 25, there is a separate space for parents, guardians, and caregivers to participate in facilitated sessions hosted by our Group Facilitator.

 

Peer Education

Peer Education Services are available for young people aged between 12 and 25 years who identify as LGBTIQA+ and attend a Drop-In Service.

 

Peer Educators provide a range of information, education and peer support strategies around gender and sexuality, including other issues that impact the LGBTIQA+ community. Peer Educators facilitate appropriate referrals to both internal and external services for the purposes of supporting the young person’s wellbeing.

 

Peer Educators provide facilitation of the Drop In Service and brief one-on-one intervention (approx. 15 minutes) during this service. Peer Educators are tasked with maintaining a safe space for young people to interact socially and monitoring the welfare of occupants while in the Drop In Service.

 

Peer based initiatives are based on the premise that marginalised communities will tend to discuss personal or behavioural issues with their peers rather than with health services or authorities as peers are often regarded as a more credible and non-judgemental source of