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COVID-19 Resources


With most of us spending our time at home due to COVID-19, it's good to know how you can still connect with the community or seek support if you're needing help. This page will provide information about groups that are meeting online and community services that are continuing to operate. We'll also include links to other resources that you might find helpful!

 

Community Groups

Queer Society Online

The Queer Society have established an online space with chat rooms, video games, online events and more!

Catalyst Foundation

Catalyst Foundation have moved several of their events online, including their book group. Email [email protected] for more info.

COTA SA Rainbow Hub

The COTA SA Rainbow Hub is still meeting online via Zoom so that older LGBTI people can remain connected. Email [email protected] for more.

 

Trans Pride Australia

Trans Pride Australia are hosting a range of digital hangouts every Wednesday to Sunday. All details available on their Facebook page.

 

Do you know of other groups? Let us know via [email protected]  and we'll add them here.

 

 
 

Support Services

Bfriend

Bfriend is continuing to support the community online and via phone. Call 8202 5192 (Matt) or 8202 5805 (Riki) or email. Also on Facebook.

Gender Wellbeing & Gender Connect

SHINE SA's Gender Wellbeing Service and their new Gender Connect Country are both available via phone. See their websites for details.

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

A special mental health support line established in response to COVID-19. Call 1800 632 753 between 8am and 8pm to talk to a counsellor.

 

Q Life

Q Life is a LGBTIQA+ specific phone and online chat service operated by members of the community. Available 3-12pm daily.

Lifeline

A crisis hotline available 24/7 on 13 11 14. Also available as a web chat and via text in the evening. See website for more information.

LETSS

The Lived Experience Telephone Support Service is available via phone/web from 5pm - 11:30pm daily. Staff have mental health lived experience.

 

COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line

All staff  at this new COVID-19 support line have mental health lived experience.  Available on 1800 02 2020 from 5-11:30pm daily.

Support for non-English speakers

RASA have established ASKPEACE, a phone service to provide COVID-19 related support to culturally diverse communities. Call 8245 8110.

 

Do you know of other support services? Let us know via [email protected] and we'll add them here.

 

LGBTIQA+ Resources

Trans Hub

ACON have just released a new online resource for trans & gender diverse people: Trans Hub. Included is a page with info about COVID-19.

Things to do while self-isolating

A list by UK based queer artist and advocate Wednesday Holmes about various things for LGBTIQA+ people to do while self-isolating.

LGBTIQA+ films and series to watch

Looking for a TV series or film to watch while staying at home? This list from Q News is a great start!

 

Resources for LGBTIQA+ refugees

From counselling services and translated health information to podcasts and webseries, this page has plenty of resources for LGBTIQA+ refugees.

Queer Love In

Equality Australia will be hosting Queer Live In on 2 May. This livestreamed event will bring us together and support queer artists around Oz!

LGBTIQA+ COVID-19 community resources

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has put together extensive resources and information for the community in response to COVID-19.

 

Advice for people living with HIV

SAMESH has put together information for people living with HIV about how to stay healthy during COVID-19.

Maintaining healthy relationships

COVID-19 doesn't just affect us individually, it can have an affect on our relationships. This resource from Say It Out Loud looks into this.

Free LGBTIQA+ affirming e-books for kids

Rainbow Library have compiled a list of LGBTIQA+ affirming e-books suitable for children and teens of varying ages.

 
 

General Resources

Multilingual health tips

The Women's Information Service have shared COVID-19 health tips in dozens of languages to make it easier for everyone to understand.

Mental health & wellbeing tips

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 is important. Check this page by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission.

Practicing self-care tips

Like your mental health, it's also important to practice self-care more generally. This list from Quartz is worth a read!

 

Tips for Aboriginal people

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia have put together some great tips for Aboriginal people about how to stay safe and strong at the moment.

Accessing Centrelink during COVID-19

If you've experienced financial issues due to COVID-19, this flowchart might help you find out what support you're eligible for.

Coronavirus translated information

Colour Code have compiled information about coronavirus in Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish.