Counselling

Here, you'll discover a compilation of carefully curated resources and links aimed at supporting our community. We regularly update this page to ensure it reflects best practices and prioritizes your safety. If you would like to be added to this page, please email us.

** Need Help? **
Do you need a listening ear or some advice? There are loads of support services and resources available for queer folk and allies. Here's a list. And if you're based on the Gold Coast, we have a dedicated page just for you.

National Contact Numbers:

Mental health treatment plans: By having a mental health treatment plan, you can avail yourself of up to 10 sessions with a mental health professional per calendar year. If your general practitioner refers you to a counselor who offers bulk billing, you will not be required to make any payment.


If your matter is urgent you can call QLife — FREE telephone/webchat counselling and referral service for LGBTIQ+ individuals: call 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight daily) or chat online qlife.org.au.

Remember, if you or anyone you know is feeling distress at any time, there are some helpful contacts listed below for you:  

DV Connect 1800 811 811

1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 National sexual assault, domestic violence counselling service

13 YARN (13 92 76), 24/7 national crisis line support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  

Lifeline on 13 11 14  or Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14  (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Lifeline web chat is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week  - https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/  

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au  - Available anytime  

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 https://beyondblue.org.au  - available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 

Body Image / Eating Disorders:

Resources for Individuals with an Eating Disorder (Insideout Institute)
Find Professionals Near You (butterfly.org.au/)


For the Gold Coast, Queensland Region or telehealth:

Dr Ashley Van Houten (Psychologist) M 0422 301 301
Brodie Luchetti, Supporting Minds 07 3151 3828 (Ages 16-65)

For matters specifically related to gender or sexuality there is the Rainbow Counselling Service. They specialize in providing counseling support in these areas and can offer valuable expertise and assistance.

Headspace Southport provides FREE mental health & wellbeing services for young people aged 12-25 years and their services are provided through Medicare.

Menatal Health Access Line/Acute Care Team (Gold Coast) - 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255)

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Help Contacts - ‌ Gold Coast Young People

Medicare Urgent Care Clinic, Oxenford Qld 4210

Immediate danger or in crisis and need support

If anyone’s life is in immediate danger, call 000 or visit a hospital emergency department.

If you’re in crisis and need support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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