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LGBTQIA+ Weekend Workshops

WAAC, in partnership with YMCA WA and Connection and Wellbeing Australia, runs several weekend workshops throughout the year for young people in both metropolitan and regional/rural locations. The weekend workshops focus on peer support and mental health for LGBTQIA+ young people.

Weekend 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 LGBTQIA+ friends, meet other young people, and spend time together in a safe space, supported by qualified staff.

Our next weekend workshop

We are currently taking expressions of interest for our Esperance weekend workshop for LGBTQIA+ people

  • Where: headspace Esperance, 18 Andrew Street, Esperance
  • When: Saturday 30 October (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 31 October (10am – 4.30pm)
  • Who: LGBTQIA+ people aged 12 – 26
  • Cost: Free. Food is provided
  • RegistrationClick here

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 and 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?

If you are interested in attending the weekend workshop, complete the Registration form

A friendly staff member will be in touch to get some more details and answer questions so that we can 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”


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