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    Services

    • Individual support and/or counselling

      This is a free and confidential service offered to community members, friends and family regarding sexuality, gender identity and/or intersex status. Frequently a person requires only one session to confirm that they are ‘not the only one’ and that everything they are feeling is OK. If more sessions are needed they can be by face-to-face counselling sessions, phone, email or Skype. 

    • Support Groups

      We have a range of support groups running, depending on demand, in the North West, North and South regions of Tasmania. These include groups with a focus on gender, young people under 25, and to support parents of LGBTI young people. The groups are primarily for peer support. 

    • Support in Schools

      Our work in schools includes providing resources, counselling, education programs, and information sessions for students. The current national program, the Safe Schools Coalition, has been very well received in schools. 

    • Professional Learning

      WIO provides support and cultural awareness training through the development and delivery of programs focusing on anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and diversity. We have specific programs for workplaces or we can develop programs to suit particular needs. 

    • In the Community

      Our work encompasses the LGBTI and broader community providing events, advocacy and policy development, the WIO web site, library and newsletter as well as resources and information. The library is an invaluable resource and we are always seeking books and financial donations to purchase current publications.

    • Government Policy Development

      We actively participate in four state-wide government committees:

      • DHHS LGBTI Reference Group
      • Tasmania Police LGBTI Strategic Working Group
      • Department of Education LGBTI Strategic Working Group
      • LGBTI Whole-of-Government Reference Group
    • Project Partnerships

      We have projects in which we partner with both mainstream and LGBTI-specific organisations to both provide wider connections and perspectives within the community, and to develop more LGBTI-inclusive mainstream services to which WIO can refer people, in order to both extend the variety of services available to LGBTI people and to decrease the demand on WIO.