Creating spaces of belonging for LGBTIQ+ Victorians
We want everyone in Victoria to feel safe, connected and included.
But LGBTIQ+ individuals face unique mental health challenges, often due to societal stigma and systemic discrimination. We all have an important role to play in creating a healthier and fairer Victoria - where LGBTIQ+ individuals feel supported and empowered to live their lives to the fullest.
Recently, we sat down with Victoria’s Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities, Dr. Todd Fernando to talk about his Big Ideas for community health and wellbeing.
Bringing Big Ideas to life
Through Future Healthy, we’re partnering with an incredible bunch of organisations who are moving the dial on LGBTIQ+ mental health and wellbeing. These changemakers are creating safe spaces for LGBTIQ+ communities. And providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive.
- Koorie Pride Victoria
- Lacrosse Together
- Queer Arts Collective
- Rainbow Recovery
- WayOut Sunbury
- Rainbow gym – Your community health
- Fresh Theatre for Social Change
- All Inclusive pottery classes at The Brighton Recreational Centre Limited
- Everyone Hits a Six – St. Kilda Emerald Hill Cricket Club
- Urban Commons – RMIT
- Bridge Queer Gathering
Be sure to check out our other partners who are creating many more social connection opportunities across Victoria.
How can you support the queer community?
Inspired and want to know how your organisation can support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people? Start here: