International Non-Binary People’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of gender and those who do not fit into a binary gender.
Non-binary refers to people who don’t fit within the categories of “man” or “woman”. People whose gender is not male or female may use a variety of terms including non-binary, genderqueer, agender, bigender, and more. Many trans and gender diverse people experience mental health concerns, which can be bought on by stressful experiences. Digital mental health resources can support non-binary people to manage risk factors and take care of their mental health and wellbeing. The resources below were designed specifically to support members of the LGBTIQA+ community, including non-binary people, their family, friends, and supporters.
A community organisation for LGBTI people, supporting their physical, social and mental health, in particular those living with HIV/AIDS. Their website includes information, tip sheets and guides on sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drugs, safety and inclusion, domestic and family violence, ageing, training and consulting, and policy and research. ACON includes a range of trans-affirming resources, programs and services delivered by caring people who genuinely understand the health issues affecting trans people to help gender diverse people take control of their health.
Parents of Gender Diverse Children
Parents of Gender-Diverse Children provides peer support and information to parents and those parenting transgender and gender-diverse children. They provide support to parents to help them better support their children, connecting them to safe, online groups for peer support, chat with other parents, and share experiences. They also aim to raise awareness and understanding to ensure professionals, educators and clinicians have the information, language and skills needed to create safe and inclusive environments for trans and gender diverse people and their families.
Body Talk provides relevant and accurate information to young people, parents, and carers about bodies, relationships and health. Their aim is to support young people through puberty, relationships, STI’s, and contraception, by providing information and tools for teachers. Their website includes information on a range of topics including sexuality and gender, gender expression, pronouns and gender identity.
Say It Out Loud
Say It Out Loud encourages LGBTQ+ communities to have healthy relationships, get help for unhealthy relationships and support their friends. They provide information, compassion and visibility to prevent and end violence in LGBTQ+ relationships, supporting those who need it most. Their website connects users with a range of information relating to LGBTQ+ communities and relationships including abuse, healthy relationships, family, friends, community, professionals, and more.
1800 184 527
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. They provide early intervention and peer based support for LGBTI+ people through telephone and web-based counselling, and a national referral database of LGBTI+ specialist services.
An online tool linking members of the LGBTIQ+ community with information and support relating to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. Their website provides a one-stop-shop for LGBTIQ+ community members looking for support in relation to their AOD use, which may be becoming difficult to manage and starting to negatively impact their lives. Pivot Point also provide an online self-assessment tool to gauge risk levels from AOD use, directories for resources and services that offer assistance to those seeking support, and a video series that raises awareness, answer common questions and share personal stories.