Individual Support for Parents
Supporting a child or young person as they negotiate their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status can be an exciting, challenging and confusing time. You may have questions or fears, or you may just want some information or to know that what you are experiencing is normal and OK. Working It Out has qualified support workers servicing the South, North and North-West Tasmanian regions. You can get support or talk things through over the phone, in-person or by email.
If you would like more information on individual direct support, email us or phone (03) 6231 1200 to arrange an appointment.
Peer Support Groups for Parents
Working It Out facilitate peer support groups for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, sexuality diverse and gender diverse children (LGBTI) children young people. Often the best support is from other parents and families who have been through similar experiences or who are on similar journeys. Currently Working It Out facilitate a regular peer support group for parents and carers of LGBTI young people in the South and a support group for parents and carers of transgender and gender questioning children and young people in the North. If there are not currently any peer support groups running in your area we may be able to connect you with other parents to talk or meet with.
If you would like more information on peer support groups, email us or phone (03) 6231 1200.
If You or Someone You Know is At Risk or In Crisis
Help is available. You are not alone. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 000.
Just by reading this, a part of you is looking for ways to live and to get help for what you are experiencing in your life. It is not uncommon to feel this way and lots of people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.
Thoughts and feelings of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening.
It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available.
Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (available 24/7
- Contact QLife on 1800 184 527 - Australia's national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, their families and friends.
Talk to someone you trust – you don’t have to go through this alone. Tell them how you feel – and that you or are thinking of suicide. Ask them to help you keep safe.
Get help and support to stay alive – contact a helpline, your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist, a hospital emergency department, minister, teacher, social worker or anyone you trust to keep you safe.