Support Services

Below is a list of support groups and services run by other organisations.

Each group/service runs differently and is open to people of different ages, sexualities and gender identities. Some are simply a fun social group, while others may also include the occasional health related workshop.

It is normal to feel a little nervous if going to a group for the first time. Most people running groups will be really happy to meet with you before the group starts to welcome you, and let you know how the group operates and answer any questions. Get in touch with each service using the details provided for further information.

A free information and social support service of Uniting Communities for people newly identifying as LGBTIQ or for those questioning their sexuality and gender identity. They also support their friends and families.

Where: Adelaide

Facebook: facebook.com/BfriendUC

Email: bfriend@unitingcommunities.org

Moolagoo Mob & Blak Lemons is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group which offers a social and support network for those who identify as gay, lesbian, sistergirl or brotherboy. They meet every month in a friendly, safe and confidential environment.

Where: Adelaide

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/192121764142222/

A South Australian community based organisation that provides support, education, outreach and clinical services in regard to sexual health. They offer peer based rapid HIV testing and full STI health screening. Based in Adelaide’s CBD, the space is a safe and inclusive zone for LGBTIQ community members. SAMESH provides volunteering opportunities for all men and women and youth over the age of 16 years.

Where: Adelaide

Website: samesh.org.au

A regular bi-monthly event in South Australia for queer young people to meet, feel comfortable and take part in activities planned by and for queer young people. Located at Raj House 54 Hyde Street, Adelaide.

Where: Adelaide

Facebook: facebook.com/feastdropin

Email: ypo@feast.org.au

A social drop-in group that meets regularly in Murray Bridge.

Where: Murray Bridge

Facebook: facebook.com/mbqyouth

Email: budeljesse@gmail.com or kaisha.wyld@flinders.edu.au

A social group that meets every three weeks with snacks!

Where: Southern Fleurieu

Facebook: facebook.com/SFQPlus

Email: ludcounselling@gmail.com

A social support group that meets at Headspace Edinburgh North.

Where: Edinburgh North

Phone: 7073 7080

Email: kwestcott@naml.com.au or gbrown@naml.com.au

Support and opportunities to connect and share personal experiences with other members. They  provide support through messaging and emailing, one-to-one video chats and occasional meet-ups.

Where: Relationships SA in Hindmarsh

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/unidos.rasa

Email: b.yi@rasa.org.au

Group that meets occasionally for social events in a welcoming space. They believe in improving social connection between young men. Group organiser also offers support and a chat on a one-to-one basis.

Where: Relationships SA in Hindmarsh

Phone: 8245 8146

Email: b.yi@rasa.org.au

 

A social group to explore sexual identity in a safe space. The group is primarily a friendship group with occasional activities.

Where: The Platform, Elizabeth

Phone: 8209 5750

Email: hbosward@anglicaresa.com.au

A safe, social drop in space for young queer people aged between 15 and 25 years old.

Where: Wardli Centre,13 McKinna Rd, Christie Downs

Facebook: facebook.com/southernyouthrainbowspace

Email: skylight@skylight.org.au

A safe space to build resilience, develop new skills, get peer support and meet like-minded young people. The program runs every 3rd Tuesday of each month 4pm to 6pm.

Where: headspace Port Adelaide, 78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Phone: 08 8215 6340

Email: headspaceportadelaide@centacare.org.au

A group program for young people aged 12-17yrs who identify as gender questioning, gender diverse and transgender. A safe space to build resilience, develop new skills and get peer support.

Where: headspace Port Adelaide, 78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Phone: 08 8215 6340

Email: headspaceportadelaide@centacare.org.au

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