All Trans, Gender Diverse, Non-Binary, Brotherboys, Sistergirls and questioning young people deserve to be safe, respected, loved and celebrated. Young people are awesome, contribute so much to their families and communities and have so many big dreams to bring to life. Also, young gender diverse people can face some big challenges navigating a world which is not always as amazing as they are or as supportive as they deserve it to be. We are here for you.
Transcend Australia takes a “nothing about us without us” approach to all the work we do with and for young people. Your voice and experience is welcomed. Young people in our community are actively involved in every part of our community, including in leadership, policy and strategy development and communication and campaigns.
There are many groups around Australia that support Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Trans, Gender Diverse, Non-Binary and questioning young people. Please let us know if there is a group or organisation we should include by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Groups for Young People
Strong Brother Strong Sister Nurturing Indigenous Youth Excellence
Queerspace Youth is a peer-led program for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Gender Diverse or questioning people aged 18-25 years old.
Run monthly support groups and regular events including mental health and sexual health workshops, movie nights, art and music workshops as well as skill and capacity building activities where you can hang out and make new friends and build community.
They also have mental health support workers at each event and can also assist you with referrals to Queer-identified counselling and support services run through Queerspace.
queerspace youth welcomes young people of all genders and sexualities . They encourage young people to come together and share knowledge about self-care, wellbeing and how to create and contribute to resilient and healthy communities.
(in)visible connects young queer and trans people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds through community workshops and events.
It is a project by and for young queer and transgender people of color (QTIPOC). (in)visible recognizes that for such young people, their wellbeing is explicitly intersectional. This means a young person’s wellbeing encompasses the position as member of a religious, cultural or ethnic diverse community and their gender and/or sexual identity. A project such as (in)visible acknowledges the unique social context of QTIPOC and how this can result in some feeling they are not accepted in more one or multiple communities.