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Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Local LGBTIQ+ support organisations Living Proud and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have joined forces on a new LGBTIQA+ youth counselling service, available free of charge. Created in response to COVID-19, the two not-for-profit groups have created the service for young people between the ages of 14 and 26 who are seeking support with issues […]

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Warnings issued over fake psychologist operating in Perth

Warnings issued over fake psychologist operating in Perth

The Western Australian Department of Consumer Protection has issued a warning about a local mental health counsellor. Consumers seeking mental health services are being warned about a North Fremantle man who the Department of Consumer Protection says is masquerading as a psychologist. Tyson John Vacher, aka Dr John Vacher and trading as John Vacher Psychology, […]

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WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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How do you tackle the challenges of Chemsex?

How do you tackle the challenges of Chemsex?

The confronting documentary Chemsex is screening in Perth this month.  The film dives deep into the largely underground gay subculture that pursues the hedonistic, often unsafe thrills of drug driven sex. GHB and crystal meth are the drugs of choice. Tackling the health challenge is David Stuart, the substance abuse lead at London’s 56 Dean […]

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Q-Life expands services

Q-Life, the LGBTIQ+ counselling service and suicide prevention initiative has expanded their services. The phone line is now open from 3pm all the way through to midnight, and a web chat service has also been successfully introduced. The service offers a huge range of services covering requests from people who are looking to meet other […]

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