This service provides psychological therapies, peer support, general information and support within the metropolitan area of Adelaide.
If you would like to see if you live or work within the Adelaide Primary Health Network service area, please visit the Primary Health Network. Do you live in rural or regional SA? Visit Gender Connect Country SA.
You can contact the Gender Wellbeing Service by completing the contact form at the end of this page.
We provide non-crisis, evidence-based psychological therapies for gender questioning, trans and gender diverse people with mild to moderate mental health concerns. The service is available for people who are 12 years old and over. To access our psychological therapies, a Mental Health Care Plan is required from a GP.
Our Mental Health Clinician is an endorsed clinical psychologist and can provide support around a range of challenges that impact on mental health and wellbeing.
NOTE: our Mental Health Clinicians are not able to provide assessments and reports. Alternative referral options for this can be found on the ‘Practitioner’s List’ on the Trans Health SA website.
Our service offers a Peer Support Program for gender questioning, trans and gender diverse people supported by a team of paid staff and volunteers with lived experience of gender diversity.
Our Peer Support team can provide information and support from a lived experience perspective for community members who are 16 years and over.
Our Peer Support Program also offers a range of community groups and community workshops for gender diverse people and their supports.
NOTE: Our Peer Support Program does not replace therapy or counselling services.
Any new referrals for individual Peer Support will require an assessment and provided the option of being placed on a waitlist. Our General Enquires and Psychological Therapies services are still available. For further information and support around alternative referral options, please contact the Gender Wellbeing Service via the contact form below.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Volunteer at the Gender Wellbeing Service, view the Application Form for more information and to submit an expression of interest.
We have an online enquiry service available for gender questioning, gender diverse and trans people and those who are personally and professionally supporting individuals who identify as gender diverse.
This includes general information and support and referral options and pathways and can be accessed by completing the contact form below.
We offer a range of community groups and community workshops for gender diverse people and their supports. These groups and workshops run at various times throughout the year. Please contact the Gender Wellbeing Service via the below contact form if you’d like any further information.
Gender Adventure – Workshops for newly identified trans and gender diverse young people.
Families in Transition – Workshops for parents and carers of trans and gender diverse young people.
Visit Trans Health SA for information around community groups available.
Adelaide Queer Games – A safe space for LGBTQIA+ people 16 years + and their allies to meet new people and play games.
TransFemme SA – Monthly social meet ups for those who identify as feminine and are not assigned female at birth.
Rainbow Space – A monthly group meeting for young people aged 12 -17yrs who identify as LGBTIQA+.
YouSpace – A group program for young people aged 12-17yrs who identify as gender questioning, gender diverse and transgender.
If you or another person are experiencing a mental health emergency:
Alternative Non-Crisis ‘Out of Hours’ Services
If you or another person are seeking alternative ‘out of hours’ phone support services contact:
NOTE: We make every effort to attend to referrals within 2 weeks. Please check your junk email folder if you have not received a response.
This service is funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network – an Australian Government Initiative.