LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing
We have a vibrant LGBTIQA+ community at La Trobe. Learn more about our specific LGBTIQA+ program and how we support our community.
About the LGBTIQA+ Program
La Trobe University has dedicated Queer Counsellors who have experience in supporting students with diverse sexualities and gender identities, and are available at the Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo campuses (or by phone from the Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga campuses).
Queer counselling is free and confidential. Having a safe space to speak freely about what’s going on, without being judged, can help people work through problems and gain new perspectives and solutions.
- Questioning sexuality or gender and getting to know yourself
- Relationship issues
- Coming out (or ‘inviting in’)
- Coping with dysphoria
- Being misgendered
- Dealing with transphobia, homophobia, biphobia or acephobia
- Feeling isolated and wanting more connection
- Family issues
- Tensions between religion and sexuality/gender
- Self-acceptance and self-compassion
- and any other personal or mental health issues that are affecting your life.
The whole La Trobe Counselling Service is proudly queer-friendly too, so you are also welcome to see any of our other counsellors to talk through LGBTIQA+ issues.
Contact the LGBTIQA+ program
To book an appointment with our LGBTIQA+ counsellor, please complete our online form.
When completing the "book an LGBTIQA+ wellbeing appointment", please make sure to select "I would like to link in with a Specialist Counselling & Wellbeing Program" as your option that best describes your circumstances
If you have any questions about this service. Feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
After booking an appointment
One of our team will be in touch for a quick chat and to book you in for a session. Alternatively, we might discuss external referral options too.
In the case of emergencies, please call 000. If you are on-campus, also call campus security on 03 9479 2222
Out of hours support line
Call: 1300 146 307 or Text: 0488 884 100
(5.00pm–9.00 am weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays).