Social Groups

Open Doors Youth Service offers many different social groups for young people online, at our headquarters in Fortitude Valley, and at a number of locations across South East Queensland in various regions.

Groups at Open Doors Youth Service are a relaxed and casual space where you can participate in many things across the different groups.  During groups you can access:

  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Information and resources about coming out, identity, sexual health, healthy relationships and more
  • The opportunity to participate in life-skills workshops 
  • Information about LGBTQIAP+ community events
  • Access to our clothing, food and toiletries donations
  • Guest Speakers and Panels
  • Community outings including but definitely not limited to – movies, mini golf, laser tag, bowling, art galleries, arcades and local events
  • Giveaways, prizes, competitions and much more! 

Social Groups at Open Doors

Open Doors Youth Service runs a number of groups for LGBTIQ+ young people each week. Our current groups include:

  • Rainbow Frogs – Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoon for ages 12 to 18.
  • Young & Proud – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for young people aged 18 to 24.
  • Jellybeans – The 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month for 12 to 24 years old who identify as transgender, gender diverse, gender queer, gender non-conforming or gender questioning.

Only current Open Doors clients are permitted to attend groups. To arrange an intake appointment with our friendly team, please make a referral.

External Groups Co-Hosted by Open Doors

Open Doors runs a number of groups in collaboration with other organisations across South-East Queensland. Here are the groups that are available:

  • Multicultural Pride: 4th Thursday of each month for young people aged 12 to 24 from a multicultural background. Co-hosted by Multicultural Australia. Contact hemal@opendoors.net.au or emilyd@multiculturalaustralia.org.au
  • SAGA (Redcliffe): Fortnightly on Monday afternoons, 3.30 to 5pm at Redcliffe Entertainment Center for young people aged 12 to 25. Co-hosted by Headspace Redcliffe. Contact headsapceredcliffe@openminds.org.au
  • Open Spaces (Caboolture): 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 4.30 to 5.30pm at Caboolture Headspace. Co-hosted by Caboolture Headspace and Intercept. Contact evie@opendoors.net.au
  • Starburst (Taringa): Fortnightly on Monday afternoons, 3.30 to 5pm at Headspace Taringa. Co-hosted by Headspace Taringa. Contact headspace.taringa@openminds.org.au
  • Diverse City+ (Ipswich): 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 3.30 to 4pm at Headspace Ipswich. Co-hosted by Headspace Ipswich. Contact headspace.ipswich@stride.com.au