In partnership with The Y and Connection and Wellbeing Australia, WAAC and Freedom Centre run several wellbeing workshops throughout the year for LGBTIQA+ young people in both metropolitan and regional/rural locations. The wellbeing workshops focus on peer support and mental health for LGBTIQA+ young people.
Wellbeing workshops are two days of activities, great food and more! They are a fantastic chance to learn about supporting your mental health and wellbeing and the mental health and wellbeing of your LGBTIQA+ friends, meet other young people, and spend time together in a safe space supported by qualified staff.
This weekend is not only a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and have fun, but you’ll walk out with new skills and knowledge around mental health. You’ll also know how to access LGBTQIA+ friendly services in your area. You will get to participate in the safeTALK suicide alertness training and receive a certificate (it’ll look great on your resume!)
How do I register?
We are currently not taking registrations as we are planning our next workshops.
A friendly staff member will be in touch to get some more details and answer questions to best support you and make sure your weekend is the best possible. To ensure everyone feels safe and welcome during the workshops we will cover the guidelines with you in more detail and discuss any support or dietary needs you might have.
- “I felt more connected to my community, both LGBTIQA+ and peers.”
- “It made me realise that even in Geraldton I’m not alone.”
- “It made me feel very included and made me feel like I could open up to myself without being judged.”
- “It gave me more tools I can use and implement when I think someone may be dealing with suicidal thoughts.”
- “I was able to feel safe and comfortable to wear clothing that I wanted to wear without fear of being judged.”
- “All members of the LGBTIQA+ community were embraced and discussed throughout the workshop.”