LGBQTI

The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of biological, social, environmental and psychological factors which can lead to  depression ⇗anxiety ⇗  and suicide ⇗. – Beyond Blue

There are FREE supports available in our community and online to help you keep connected.

Q-Squad, Margaret River
All local LGBTIQ+ youth, years 7-12, from all schools.Q-Squad is a friendly, safe group where LGBTIQ+ youth can support each other, explore community initiatives and meet new people.
Phone: Carolyn Ralph, MRSHS, 0400739488

Headspace ⇗, Margaret River
Supports young people (12- 25 years)
Cost: Free
Phone: 6164 0680
Hours: Tuesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Qheadspace online peer support
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, questioning and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people (aged 12-25).  Young people can seek support online from ‘Queer Peers’- young people who have lived experience and training in peer support in a safe and welcoming space.

Young LGBTIQ+ people can log on anonymously and ask questions, about a range of topics like confusion about sexuality or gender, coming out to parents and friends, sex, sexual health, dating, or support services. Young people are welcome to log in and actively participate or just watch the discussion.  Young people who might need professional support can be referred to eheadspace clinicians.

Living Proud
Living Proud is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people in Western Australia.
Phone: 9486 9855
Hours: 3 PM to midnight every day

QLife ⇗
Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral service for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 184 527
Hours: 3 PM-midnight every day

TransFolk of WA ⇗ – online peer support group
A peer support service for transgender people and their loved ones in Western Australia.  Based in Perth, there are options to join online private support and peer groups for Trans Men ⇗, Trans Women ⇗, Non-Binary Folk ⇗ and Parents & Family ⇗.