LGBTIQAP+ Individual Support Services

Open Doors Youth Service has youth worker, case managers and counsellors across several programs who can provide a range of support to LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12 to 24

The types of support needs we can assist with include: 

  • Experiencing homelessness or living in unstable accommodation
  • Having thoughts of suicide or have attempted suicide
  • Exploring gender and sexuality 
  • Navigating relationship
  • Accessing LGBTIQ+ inclusive healthcare
  • Having problems at school
  • Having challenges with your parents or carers
  • Help navigating your way through services, such as Centrelink or Housing
  • Struggling with your mental health
  • Accessing gender affirming health care
  • Support around your drug and alcohol use
  • Sexual health information or accessing safe and inclusive sexual health check up
  • Needing help making some tough decisions
  • Finding LGBTIQ+ information, resources, and services.

The types of individual support that Open Doors provides include:

  • Case Management 
  • Care Coordination
  • Goal Planning
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy 
  • Supported referrals 
  • Outreach support
  • Practical Support
  • Emergency relief (food, clothes, toiletries, etc)

Open Doors has a range of programs that can provide varying levels of support, however we are not funded or resourced to provide crisis intervention, acute care, intensive support, or severe and complex mental health care. Our services can complement and work alongside other support, however is not a replacement for acute mental health services. Referrals seeking acute mental health care from Open Doors will be declined. Existing services and providers can become LGBTIQ competent by engaging in our training and education.

Open Doors does not have any emergency housing or accommodation. If you are needing accommodation please contact Brisbane Youth Service or the Homelessness Hotline on 1800 474 753

Open Doors does not provide gender affirming medical care or psychological assessment services. These services are provided by the Queensland Children’s Gender Service  or the Adult Gender Service.  You can find a list of other trans inclusive psychologists, GPs and other health providers on the AusPath website. If you are looking for care from these services please make a referral directly to these services.

Our individual support is complemented by our psychosocial group activities.

To access any individual support provided by any of our programs, please complete our online referral form 

We can receive referrals from service providers, parents/carers, and directly from young people themselves. We do not require parental consent to provide support to a young person. 

Parents and carers of LGBTIQ young people can access our parents and carers group without needing a referral, please see the details here.

After we receive your referral, we will be in contact with you to arrange an intake appointment where we can find out more about your support needs and discuss what we can provide to support you

Our services are completely free of charge to everybody.