Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI)

LGBTI Flags

 

Central Coast Mental Health is committed to diversity and social inclusion. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s, people who identify as LGBTI, people of all ages, people with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”

ycentral provides health services to all young people but if you identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex or uncertain about your sexuality, we want you to feel that this is a place where we can help you in a manner that recognises that issues around sexuality are important to you. We would like to be able to help you directly or connect you with other health services.

We don’t believe that being unsure about your sexuality means that you have a mental health issue or that there is something wrong with you. In fact, it is completely normal to wonder about what is normal and about whom you are attracted to. You may not be attracted to anyone at this point in your life and that is normal too. Sometimes it might be a little confusing. We just want you to know that we are here for you if you need to talk.


Supporting Transgender Young People in Schools – CCMH Schools Conference Podcast

Transgender young people face unique and complex issues as they navigate the cultural expectations of gender and how these relate to their personal identity. Striving for balance, learning to cope, questioning, and eventually becoming comfortable with one’s gender identity and sexual orientation are paramount for healthy growth and development.

In July 2016, a Mental Health and Schools Conference for teachers, health and service providers took place on the Central Coast. The conference is coordinated by NSW Health, headspace Gosford and Lake Haven, The Department of Education and Independent Schools. A panel discussion titled “Transgender Young People: educating ourselves on supporting young people who are transgender” was held to hear the voices of transgender young people, carers, and health professionals. The panel consisted of key representatives of the transgender community and discussed the lived experiences of transgender people in their schools. Panellists shared deeply moving, informative and educational stories.

A panel of varied speakers both with professional and/or personal experience with transgender and gender diverse young people in a school setting podcast.


final poster.jpeg

Transgender youth support groups are held at headspace Lake Haven
Time 3pm – 5pm
Ages: 12 – 18 

Note: This group is specifically for those who identify as the “T” in LGBTI or those who are questioning their identity

For more information please call Corrina: phone (02) 4390 -7888
or headspace Lake Haven (02) 4394 9100

 

 

 


CAMP OUT 2017

CAMP OUT 2017 registrations are open!!!

A CAMP FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, INTERSEX, QUEER (LGBTIQ), AND SEX &/OR GENDER DIVERSE TEENS, SAME SEX ATTRACTED, CURIOUS & QUESTIONING TEENS AGED 13-17.

CAMP OUT offers the chance to attend an away-from-home camp with people who share similar experiences, offering a supportive and safe space to learn and express yourself, an opportunity for capacity building and a fun environment in which to do so.

Most of all, it’s the chance to hang out in a place where you’re not judged for who you are, or who you like.There’s heaps of art, music, sports, games and other fun stuff happening during camp, as well as hangouts like movie nights and bonfires!

As well as your more typical camp activities, there’s open workshops and informal discussions on things like identity & what it means to be LGBTIQ-identified or questioning your gender or sexual orientation, dealing with homophobia & transphobia, coming out in high school, coming out to parents or friends, and how to be an awesome LGBTIQ ally.

With all the Camp activities it’s up to you how you want to participate — you choose your own Camp experience!

http://campout.org.au/

Apply online here: http://bit.ly/CampOutRego2017

Applications are open from now until the 1 August.

Head to the Camp Out website for more information about the camp, the Parent and Guardian info day, the upcoming Pozible campaign and much, much, more…

http://campout.org.au/new-events/2017/10/4/campout-2017-begins


 Im Local Queer-Trans 101 Comic   

Queer & Trans 101 comic  (PDF)


g-links blue.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gen Q Flyer 2017 Gosford


Useful Links


Domestic Violence

NSW Police Force encourage reports of domestic or family violence as soon as possible, further assistance is available through a Domestic Violence Liaison Officer or Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer at your local area command. In an emergency call 000.

ACON’s Anti-Violence Project
Freecall 1800 063 060


 

If you are feeling suicidal it is very important to seek immediate help, preferably by a mental health practitioner.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800Mental Health Line 1800 011 511eheadspace online counselling

Kids Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800   www.kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline Australia Ph: 13 11 14  www.lifeline.org.au
For urgent mental health issues call the Mental Health Line Ph: 1800 011 511 (24hrs 7 days a week)

eheadspace provides online and telephone support to young people 12 – 25 and their family and friends