The ‘Diversity Project’ aims to create a safer, more inclusive and healthier community in the City of Greater Shepparton and beyond for young people who are same-sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD).
The Diversity Project is an early intervention and prevention program focussing on SSASGD young people at risk of or experiencing social and emotional well-being issues.
The program works to ensure that young people grow and develop while feeling safe to talk about their feelings, thoughts and identities, and seek the right help when they need it. Priority is given to young people demonstrating high risk behaviours that are indicative of significant illness or distress.
The Diversity Project has two main components.
Early Intervention Response: Proactive, gender sensitive support and case management for young people whose physical and mental health has been adversely affected by discrimination or issues related to their sexuality or gender.
Prevention Response: Health and appropriate youth activity promotion, where resources are produced and offered to schools, clubs, volunteer groups, health and community welfare providers to create more inclusive spaces, combat homophobia, and help young people feel safe to talk openly about their sexuality and gender.
The Diversity Project is also supported by the Diversity Group, a social-support group for same-sex attracted & sex and gender diverse young people in the greater Goulburn Valley.
The Group provides an open, friendly and welcoming environment for young people to explore sexuality issues, get information, discuss concerns and talk with others about similar life experiences.
The Diversity Group is supervised by professional adult leaders and offers safety and confidentiality and is open to same-sex attracted & sex and gender diverse young people between the ages of 12 – 25 years (and their friends).
We hold fortnightly meetings in the Shepparton area on the 2nd & 4th Monday evenings of each month, generally between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.
For further information please contact :
Georgina on (03) 5831 6157 Mobile 0419 503 654 / Email email@example.com
Anna SMS 0418 817 560 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org