Gender Wellbeing Service

Important Gender Wellbeing Service Update

From July 1, 2023 the Gender Wellbeing Service will transition to a Thorne Harbour Health service (it will no longer be referred to as the Gender Wellbeing Service).

Thorne Harbour Health has been funded to provide a broader service to the LGBTIQA+ community where trans and gender diverse clients can still access gender affirming mental health services. 

Thorne Harbour Health’s LGBTIQA+ Specialist Mental Health Service in Adelaide is a service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary and gender diverse, intersex, queer, and asexual community members experiencing mental illness and psychological distress aged 16 and above. The THH service will provide peer support, brief intervention, clinical care coordination, counselling and structured psychological therapies free of charge. Clients may self-refer or be referred via their GP or other health provider.

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Thorne Harbour Health prioritise affirming, welcoming and accessible services for LGBTIQA+ communities to ensure all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society.

If you have any questions about this update, please email:

The Gender Wellbeing Service General Enquiry Form is no longer in service.

Please consider contacting the following for general enquiries:

Based in regional/rural SA? Visit Gender Connect Country SA.

Other resources:

If you or another person are experiencing a mental health emergency:

  • Phone the Mental Health Triage Service: 13 14 65 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Attend your nearest hospital emergency department
  • phone 000 (Police, Ambulance or Fire Service)

Alternative Non-Crisis ‘Out of Hours’ Services

If you or another person are seeking alternative ‘out of hours’ phone support services contact:

  • QLife: 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight) QLife is a counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI)
  • Lifeline: 131 114 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Kids Helpline (up to 25 years): 1800 551 800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

SHINE SA have created a list of helpful websites and resources: