Here are some links to web sites and organisations that support LGBTI folk.
Headspace Albany supports local young people aged 12 – 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends. Access to counselling is FREE for young people between the ages of 12 – 25.
If you are a young person visiting Perth the Freedom Centre is a drop in space for young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy concerning their sexuality, sex and gender.
The Safe Schools Coalition is a national network of organisations working with schools to create safer and more inclusive environments for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families.
Sexual Health Quarters
Sexual Health Quarters offers a professional counselling service specialising in relationships and sexual health issues. Although Perth based, telephone counselling is available for people who live in rural, remote or outer metropolitan areas. All appointments for young people under 25 are FREE.
True Colours supports young LGBTI people in the South West, and also works with schools and the broader community to raise awareness and break down the barriers to safe and inclusive communities.
Albany Lesbian Dating site
We have our very own category on this dating web site. Take this link below to see more.
Albany Public Library
Albany Public Library is ‘queer’ friendly and has a good selection of titles in their DVD and book collections. They have ‘queer’ themed feature films, documentaries and books for you to borrow.. and it’s all free! There is also the advantage of an anonymous self-checkout, so you can slip that copy of ‘Coming out in the 21st Century’ in your bag before anyone sees it!
You can browse for titles online, reserve titles that are currently on loan and receive an email to pick them up – they’ll be waiting in the reservations shelf for you to check out. You can also order titles in from other libraries across WA, download free ebooks and magazines, surf the web, and access free wi-fi while you’re there!
You need a document showing your current address to become a member (see website for details). If you’re under 18, you need a parent or guardian to sign your membership application for you.
Check out Albany Public Library’s Books on Prescription. Books on Prescription provides people with a list of useful, evidence-based self-help resources that have been recommended by health professionals and organisations directly involved in mental health, as well as people who have experienced mental health illness.
Coming soon! We’re planning to include a list of titles here that we’ve found at the library. Feel free to share any you come across with us – we’ll even post your review. If you want to write a review – get in touch!