Mind Australia operates an Aftercare program offering support to people who are LGBTIQ+ and are having thoughts or intentions of suicide. Mind’s Aftercare program is a safe place for psychological healing.  

About Aftercare  

Mind Australia’s Aftercare team consists of mental health peer support workers and allied health workers who are knowledgeable about LGBTIQ+ identities and the issues and challenges faced by the community.   

Aftercare offers recovery-focused, short-term (up to three months) practical outreach and counselling-based support to help you, your chosen family members and other important people in your life to find inclusive and affirming care and strategies for moving forward.  

Who is Aftercare for?    

Aftercare is free to access and is available for people living in or with ties to the north western suburbs of Melbourne. This program is for LGBTIQ+ people experiencing suicidal thoughts.  Aftercare is funded by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.  

How do I register my interest for Aftercare?  

To access Mind’s Aftercare program please fill out the online Aftercare referral form here or alternatively download the Aftercare referral form (MS Word 1.8 MB)  

For more information about Aftercare email [email protected] or phone: 1300 286 463.  

Self and safety:  a resource for people identifying as LGBTIQA+ - This is a resource developed by and for LGBTIQA+ people with a lived experience of mental illness. It has been designed as a guide to help you develop your sense of safety and security while awaiting access to supports.

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Why choose Mind for Aftercare?   

Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives. We provide individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year.   

We partner with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community. We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years.   

We are one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.   

Psychosocial supports – like the kind provided by Mind Australia – help people with mental health and wellbeing issues manage daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, engage with education and employment, and participate fully in the community. These are supports which help people take positive steps in their recovery journey. Find out more about what Mind does here.   

Mind is a member of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.