We offer a Peer Support Program for trans and gender diverse people driven by a Peer Support Coordinator and a team of volunteers with lived experience of gender diversity. Our Peer Support Coordinator provides short term, goal orientated support for people 12 years old and over which is tailored to each person’s need. This includes referral pathways to additional services and supports. Our volunteers offer one-one informal support for trans and gender diverse people who are 18 years old and over and their supports from a lived experience perspective.
Note: Our Peer Support services do not replace professional counselling.
If you are interested in being a Peer Volunteer at the Gender Wellbeing Service click here: Gender Wellbeing Service Peer Volunteer. Please note: recruitment for the Peer Volunteer team is through expressions of interest.
The Gender Wellbeing Service provides non-crisis confidential counselling for trans and gender diverse people who are 12 years old and over with mild to moderate mental health concerns. To access our counselling service, a Mental Health Care Plan is required from a GP. Our Counsellor is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and can provide counselling around a range of challenges impacting on the mental health and wellbeing.
Note: Counsellor is not able to clinically diagnose gender dysphoria. Assistance in referral to other professionals for this purpose is available through Counselling or Peer Support Program.
See SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service flyer below for more information.
Please fill out the Contact Gender Wellbeing Service form below.
If you are a GP, health professional or other professional, please complete the Contact Gender Wellbeing Service form and indicate your profession and/or practice/organisation and brief summary of the purpose for your contact.
Download Flyer: SHINE SA Gender Wellbeing Service Flyer
If it is an emergency, please phone 000 (Police, Ambulance or Fire Service).
If you are in crisis, or the person you are supporting is in crisis, the following free services can provide immediate support:
All of SHINE SA’s clinical, counselling and education services are available to people who are trans, gender diverse and gender questioning. Click the following link for more information on SHINE SA services.
SAMESH provides services for gay men, men who have sex with men, people at risk of contracting HIV and people living with HIV. Visit the SAMESH website for more information.
You can also confidentially contact the Sexual Healthline about any sexual health issue.
For a list of useful resources and services please visit: Gender Wellbeing Resources.