City support forum for same-sex attracted people

A LARGE number of young same-sex attracted people in Warrnambool continue to face higher rates of mental health problems with little support, services say. 

A public forum next week hopes to turn that trend around.

Warrnambool Headspace will hold a public information session dealing with the small and big questions on understanding same-sex and gender diverse issues. 

“I’m hoping it might be grandmas or school friends coming along because of someone they know,” community awareness and engagement co-ordinator Karen Walsh said. 

A recent Australian study called the Growing Up Queer Report from February this year found that 16 per cent of same-sex and intersex young people had attempted suicide. 

The session will be held at the Brophy Community Youth Complex on Thursday, August 14 from 4.30pm to 6pm. 


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