Diversity Project Greater Shepparton
~COVID-19 UPDATE: Case management is available for young people through phone or online platforms as well as face to face through video conferencing. Social support groups are running online
We are also available for secondary consultation locally, to support services, staff and agencies who may be working with LGBTIQA+ people at this time and need some support or guidance around best practice and safety planning.
The Diversity Project aims to create a safer, inclusive and healthier community in the City of Greater Shepparton and beyond for young people (0-25 years) who are LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual +). It’s an early intervention and prevention program focussing on LGBTIQA+ young people at risk of or experiencing social and emotional wellbeing issues. The program works to ensure that young people grow and develop while feeling safe to talk about their feelings, thoughts and identities, and seek the right help when they need it. Priority is given to young people demonstrating high risk behaviours that reflect significant illness or distress. The program offers case management, social and support groups and community education and advocacy. This program is funded by The Department of Health and Human Services.
The Diversity Group, which runs in selected Secondary schools across the area and also independently from a central Shepparton location on a monthly basis, provides an open, friendly and welcoming environment for young people to explore sexuality issues, get information, discuss concerns and talk with others about similar life experiences. It is supervised by professional adult leaders and offers safety and confidentiality and is open to LGBTIQA+ young people between the ages of 12 – 25 years (and their friends).
Greater Shepparton and surrounds