SAFE in the South West Project  

CELEBRATING – CONNECTING – SUPPORTING – EMPOWERING LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES  

SAFE in the South West is strengthening the capacity of the Great South Coast region of Victoria in supporting, and celebrating LGBTIQA+ people across the south west.  The project supports LGBTIQA+ people by: 

  • Advocating for and promote LGBTIQA+ inclusion and celebration across the region.   
  • Creating visible safe places for our LGBTIQA+ community via our Safe and Welcome Place initiative
  • Promoting and attending LGBTIQA+ pride activities, events and celebrations in our community
  • Delivering training and supporting models of inclusive practice to community and health organisations to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for our diverse community members and their families of choice.  
  • Support and referral pathways for Gender Affirmation for TGDNB community and their families/carers.  
  • Facilitating safe spaces where diverse people and their peers can meet regularly- offering social support and ability to increase peer networks in a fun and inclusive environment. 

LGBTIQA+ INCLUSIVE TRAINING

 

Opportunities for community services and organisations to learn about experiences, barriers/challenges, and supportive best practice for LGBTIQA+ community.

SAFE in the South West Training Package can be found HERE.

THINGS FOR ALL AGES

 

SPARK Café 

Social connection and peer support for Trans Gender Diverse and Non-binary community of all ages.

Monthly sessions – last Saturday of the Month

Follow for dates/times/locations @Yumcha.Media

RESOURCES & INFORMATION

 

LGBTIQA+ 2022 Days of awareness and celebration

Victorian Government Inclusive Service Guide

Victorian Strategy guide 2022-2032

LGBTIQA+ Support Services

SSAFE Video

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

QLIFE/Switchboard

Telephone counselling services, information and advice for LGBTIQA+ people

AVAILABLE: 7 days a week 10 am—5 pm                                                     

Call: 1800 729 246 OR 1800 184 527 (3pm—12am daily 7 days a week)

www.Qlife.org.au

 

Rainbow Door

Connecting LGBTIQA+ people to service providers text, call or email.

AVAILABLE: 7 days a week 10 am—5 pm                                                       

Call: 1800 729 246  OR  Text: 0480 017 246

www.rainbowdoor.org.au