What is it?

QHealthQHealth is a counselling service for people who would like to talk about the concerns or impacts of their alcohol or other drug use in a confidential, nonjudgmental and queer-affirmative space. We’re committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Melbourne’s lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and/or gender diverse, intersex, questioning and queer (LGBTIQA+) communities. All counsellors are LGBTIQA+ identifying.

Who is it for?

LGBTIQA+ individuals or couples living in the Brimbank, Darebin, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Wyndham or City of Yarra areas. All ages are welcome.

What does it look like?

Individual, couple or family sessions that can be held at one of our various sites, which cover North, West and Metro areas. It is also possible to visit you where you are, within our catchment. Appointments usually run for 1 hour and are driven by what you define as support needed for your alcohol and other drug use, and can include related issues like relationship and family breakdown, or discrimination based on your sexuality or gender and/or mental or physical health issues.

When?

The sessions are mostly held during business hours and can be one off, weekly, fortnightly or monthly; this is worked out in collaboration with your counsellor.

Cost?

FREE!

Accessibility?

Lift and ramps available for disability access.

Useful links

AOD Harm Reduction hyperlinks:

http://vac.org.au/

http://hrvic.org.au/resources/

http://touchbase.org.au/mental-health

LGBTIQA+ and AOD telephone counselling services for afterhours support:

If you can’t contact us during business hours you can call one of these confidential telephone + chat counselling lines:

https://qlife.org.au

1800 184 527     (3pm till midnight)

AOD telephone line, not LGBTIQA+ specific:

http://www.directline.org.au/

1800 888 236   (24/7)

Sexuality/Gender links:

https://minus18.org.au/

http://www.twenty10.org.au/resource-library/

http://www.zbgc.com.au