‘A space for
all of me’
Queerspace – for community, by community. Counselling. Case management. Advocacy. Research. Training. Professional development. Consultancy.
Working with families with trans and gender diverse children and young people
This session will explore the information and skills needed for practitioners to work effectively with gender diverse young people and their families. Increasing numbers of children and young people are identifying as gender questioning, gender diverse or transgender, and presenting for support from professionals in mental health, family services, and child and youth services.
We acknowledge parts of the community are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. First Nations people, QTIPOC, Asylum seekers, refugees and international students show continued resilience, strength and determination. The sex worker and hospitality industries have been hit hard and members of the LGBTIQA+ communities working in these industries have faced job losses and financial stress.
We want to let you know we support you, we are here for you. If you need support please get in touch.
All of our services are continuing via telehealth and online including individual, relationships and family counselling. Peer support groups are also continuing online. For more information go to ‘Our Programs’ tab or Contact us.
We are here to support you. All of our services are still available. Queerspace acknowledges some communities will be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We are working collaboratively with different orgs to respond to needs arising from the communities we serve. We are here to support you.
Queerspace is an LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities. Queerspace has a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people and offers co-located services across the north- west metropolitan region of Victoria.
Counselling (including individual, relationship and family counselling), case management, advocacy and support services to help you with a range of issues.
Peer support including groups and seminars.
Professional development, training, consulting and support for organisations who work with LGBTIQ+ people and their families.
We work in partnership with a wide range of mental health and community sector services, health care providers (including hospitals), early childhood education providers, primary and secondary schools as well as local government child and family, youth and aged care services and programs.
Queerspace is committed to LGBTIQ+ inclusion and celebrates diversity of age, race, faith and abilities. Our Carlton site includes all gender bathrooms, ramps, an elevator and accessible meetings rooms. Interpreting services are available upon request at all sites.
Queerspace is the proud home to some of Victoria’s leading LGBTIQ+ community advocacy groups including Transgender Victoria, Parents of Gender Diverse Children and Rainbow Families Victoria.
We are located at drummond street services, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton
Queerspace is located at drummond street services, 100 Drummond street, Carlton. Access to the building is via ramp or stairs and automatically opening doors. Reception is located on the right-hand side of the foyer and includes our waiting area. Please call or email reception to notify them of your accessibility requirements.
Queerspace Youth is an initiative for all LGBTIQ+ and questioning young people aged 18-25. Wherever you’re at on your queer journey, our fortnightly low-stress events emphasise the importance of fun, accessibility, and community.