Mental Health, AOD and Family Violence Services

LGBTIQA+ Phone Counselling


Switchboard is a LGBTIQA+ counselling service. Call 3pm – 12 midnight every day and speak with a LGBTIQA+ phone worker. Switchboard also provides other services:

  • Out & About (visitor program for LGBTIQA+ elders)
  • QTIPoC Project (for Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour)
  • With Respect after hours helpline for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing family violence.

QLife 1800 184 527

LGBTIQA+ (AOD), Mental Health and Family Violence Services

Thorne Harbour Health
Thorne Harbour Health (formerly VAC) offers a range of health services and programs aimed at LGBTIQA+ communities and people living with HIV.
(03) 9865 6700
1800 134 840

Queerspace is an LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing support service with a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people. Queerspace offers services across the north-west metropolitan region of Victoria.
(03) 9663 6733

LGBTIQA+ Family Violence

With Respect
With Respect is a helpline which includes some after hours support, for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing family violence.
1800 542 847

Mental Health and Counselling

Mind Equality Centre
Mind Equality Centre is for the LGBTIQA+ community, providing psychological and allied health counselling for individuals, couples and families. Located in Fitzroy North.
1300 054 284

headspace works with young people to strengthen ability to manage mental health. headspace welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
1800 650 890

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Touchbase provides Information, Support & Services for LGBTIQA+ Australians needing information about alcohol & other drugs: how to stay safe.
Alcohol & Other Drug Counselling 1300 054 284
General Enquiries (03) 9865 6700

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) provides access, resources and support for young Victorians affected by, or at risk of being affected by, alcohol, drugs, mental health issues and social disconnection.
(03) 9415 8881

Merri Health: QHealth
QHealth – Free counselling and support service around concerns or impacts of alcohol and drug use, in a confidential, non-judgmental and queer-affirmative space. Located in Coburg and Brunswick.
1300 637 744