Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning emotional wellbeing

We provide an inclusive group outpatient wellbeing program to help you manage your identity and improve your wellbeing if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQQ).

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We can help equip you with the necessary skills to manage issues you may be experiencing with family, general relationships, boundary setting, and self-care.

How the program can help you if you identify as LGBTIQQ

Our wellbeing program offers as safe space to explore issues relating to diverse gender and sexual identities.

We help you develop a deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to your sexuality. We also help you develop the skills and confidence to address and challenge stereotypes, stigma and shame. The program helps you navigate identity conflicts which have resulted from socialising.

We also ensure you have the necessary self-care and self-compassion strategies at your disposable so you can have a positive identity and approach to life in general. 

Our sexuality and mental health outpatient services

Your identity can affects many aspects of your overall health, including physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Our program goes beyond the traditional meaning of simply being healthy to address all aspects of your wellbeing. This includes choices and activities aimed at achieving physical vitality, mental clarity, social satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and personal fulfillment.

We take a holistic approach, working with you to ensure care is coordinated and in line with personal goals, taking into account psychological, physical, occupational, social and spiritual needs.

Our experienced health professionals provide group therapy in a safe, relaxed, and caring environment.

Group therapy is proven to be an effective option to help you develop the skills necessary to move forward in your life. You can also access individual therapies alongside the group therapy program.

Our approach to treatment

Our treatment aims to help you to start thinking differently, to challenge and change negative thought patterns. We also focus on building your sense of self, self-esteem and helping you find more meaning and purpose in life.

Our outpatient group program focuses on supporting you to navigate the various challenges associated with having diverse sex and gender identities, to challenge associated stigma and shame, and to develop and enhance a positive identity.

This can involve a range of specific psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and schema-focused therapy.

We also offer general inpatient programs for anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, mindfulness / emotional dysregulation, and perinatal mental health.

Benefits of the wellbeing program

  • Learn practical coping skills
  • Increase wellbeing and mindfulness
  • Develop a positive outlook
  • Enjoy a better quality of life

Referrals

A referral from a general practitioner is needed to enrol in our anxiety treatment programs.

Payment and health insurance

The costs involved with enrolling in our programs is covered by most private health insurers. Any excess and/or co-payment depends on your level of cover.

We can provide care through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Work Cover. We also welcome self-funded patients.

Interested in our treatment programs? 

Please complete the form and we will contact you during regular office hours (9.00am to 5.00pm). If you require urgent help please call Lifeline: 13 11 14

If you do not receive a response to your enquiry within 24 hours please contact the hospital directly on tel: (02) 9715 9200 or email: info.burwood@sjog.org.au