Freedom Centre is there for young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender.
It’s an organisation run by young people, FOR young people, using a peer support model. Peer support is where people get support from other people who share or have shared similar experiences. Freedom Centre exist to prevent mental illness and promote mental health, aiming to increase community connectedness and engagement, reduce social isolation, provide relevant information about all aspects of health & wellebing, and encourage & support help-seeking.
They achieve this through a peer facilitated informal safe social place (their drop-in centre), as it’s most empowering and accessible to young people. The drop-in centre is a safe space to hang out, have fun, meet other LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and otherwise diverse in their sexuality and/or gender) young people and most importantly, get peer-support and info.
These guys do a vital job for our LGBTIQ youths, and there’s a variety of ways you can show your support and ensure they’re able to keep doing what they do, including volunteering and of course donating.
Head to their website to learn more – and lend a hand. 🏳️🌈