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LGBTIQ Support

Everyone belongs

DPV Health LGBTIQ Needs Analysis Report

DPV Health is advocating for inclusive and quality healthcare for the LGBTIQ communities in Melbourne.

We’ve conducted a study that sheds light on the barriers LGBTIQ people face in accessing health care, gaps in service provisions and makes recommendations for change in order to improve services for LGBTIQ people.

Read the Full report

Read the Summary Report

Offering inclusive, safe and friendly healthcare services for the LGBTIQ community!

We are Rainbow Tick Accredited

We are proud to announce that DPV Health has achieved a Rainbow Tick Accreditation, which verifies that our health services are inclusive, safe and friendly for LGBTIQ service users and staff! For more information on our Rainbow Tick Accreditation click here

A Safe Space for Everyone

DPV Health is committed to providing safe and accessible services to every member of our community

We respect and support all diverse communities including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) clients and communities.

DPV Health is actively working towards providing the best health care and making the experience more inclusive for LGBTIQ people.

DPV Health Services

We are here to support you with all your healthcare needs.

We offer a range of healthcare services including medical, dental, disability, mental health, physical health and community support, in a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment. Staff at DPV Health have completed an inclusion-training program on the needs and experiences of LGBTIQ people. The training features the perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds, information on inclusive language as well as the use of correct pronouns and names to ensure that everyone feels welcomed.

Discrimination affects health

We recognise that experiencing discrimination negatively impacts a person’s health and wellbeing. You don’t have to feel alone. Talk to us if you need support and we may be able to connect you, your family or carer to:

  • counselling services
  • local support groups or networks (for individuals or families and carers)
  • other appropriate services

Confidentiality and disclosure

Your privacy and safety are our priority. You have the right to a confidential health service, and any issues you discuss with us about your sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex variations remain confidential.

Event Highlights

You Are Who You Say You Are - LGBTIQ Forum

You Are Who You Say You Are - LGBTIQ Forum

You Are Who You Say You Are - LGBTIQ Forum

You Are Who You Say You Are - LGBTIQ Forum

Midsumma Festival Pride March

Midsumma Festival Pride March

Midsumma Festival Pride March

Midsumma Festival Pride March

Pride March 2021

Talk to us

Your feedback matters. We are always looking for ways to improve services for the LGBTIQ community. We welcome feedback from LGBTIQ community members about any aspect of our service. Talk to our staff, or go to our website to provide confidential feedback, or get involved and work with our service as a consumer, family member or carer of an LBGTIQ client to further improve our services.

For more details contact populationhealth@dpvhealth.org.au

Download the community participation flyer here.

Resources

Resources for our LGBTIQ Community for support and information.

LGBTIQ Helpful Links & Resources

Download list of useful online and off line resources for support and further information.

Download

LGBTIQ Glossary

Download a a quick guide to gender pronouns.

Download

Qlife

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Visit website

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue works to equip LGBTI people with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development a mental health condition.

Visit website

Minus18

Minus18 is Australia's national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth.

Visit website

Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTI+SB) organisation in the
pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian
LGBQTI+SB*.

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Australian Pride Network

The Australian Pride Network exists to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride on a national level, encouraging diverse communities in Australia to hold and attend pride events, whilst increasing promotional and networking opportunities among Australian pride organisations.

Visit Website

Queerspace

Queerspace is an LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities. queerspace has a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people and offers co-located services across the north-west metropolitan region of Victoria.

Visit website

Videos

Rainbow Tick

We asked DPV Health’s staff “How does achieving the Rainbow Tick make you feel?” Watch the video to hear what they had to say.

Finding a safe space | headspace

Learn more about the importance of finding a safe space to be who you are.

LGBTIQ Pronouns

What are pronouns and why are they important?

When your child comes out

Listen: What to do when your child comes out

Get in touch

Contact us form

If you would like to make contact with us, to leave a message or query, please complete the form below. Alternatively you call us on 1300 234 263.

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update

All DPV Health sites will remain open for emergency and medical treatments, however, some services will be affected.

Clients with existing appointments will be contacted to reschedule or convert their appointment to Telehealth.

Please call 1300 234 263 for more information.

For mental health support during these difficult times, our Head to Help service is available on 1800 595 212.

If you have an appointment with DPV Health, please click below to check the current COVID-19 exposure sites prior to attending.