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At Thorne Harbour Health, the communities we serve are made up of unique people with diverse backgrounds and experiences who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, people with innate variations of sex characteristics, trans and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, queer, other sexualities, gender bodily diverse people, and all people living with HIV.

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A world where our communities are healthy and live safely, with dignity and wellbeing.

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To deliver community-led and culturally appropriate health and wellbeing programs informed by and responsive to our communities, always advocating to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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To Lead

  • We respond to our communities’ changing health and wellbeing needs in innovative, adaptive, and professional ways.
  • We support other smaller and/or emerging LGBTIQ+ focused organisations to build the strength of our communities.
  • We use our capacity to support our communities to develop, grow and build new expertise when required.

To Champion Diversity

  • We represent, advocate for, and serve our communities including people engaging with our services – acknowledging their individual and unique strengths, skills, and lived experiences.
  • We offer services and programs that are broad enough to meet the key needs of our communities and are able to attend to the different aspects of a person’s identity.
  • We treat all people with courtesy, respect, and dignity – recognising each person’s right to privacy and self-determination.

To Be Inclusive

  • We ensure our organisation provides a safe place for all within our communities, offering respect of their unique differences.
  • We listen to and engage with our communities in meaningful ways to ensure our advocacy and services are impactful and inclusive of all.

To Be Courageous

  • We demand dignity for our communities, so that they can participate fully in society.
  • We stand up for what is right.
  • We continually reflect and learn from our communities.

To Seek Justice

  • We advocate for fairness, equality, and health equity.
  • We recognise and aim to reduce social and economic inequality.

To Be Optimistic

  • We are optimistic for the future of our communities.
  • We will help to prove that change is possible.

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  • Expand the reach and impact of our programs
  • Exercise trusted leadership
  • Develop our communities
  • Build a robust and highly adaptable organisation for the future

Useful Links & Resources

Thorne Harbour Health 2024-2029 Strategic Plan

Towards 2030 lays out five years of goals, helping us measure our progress towards a world where our communities are healthy and live safely with dignity and wellbeing.

Thorne Harbour Health 2024-2029 Strategic Plan

Thorne Harbour Health has a long, rich and diverse history, working with and for our LGBTIQ+ communities and people living with or affected by HIV. This is reflected in the principles that govern and underpin the way we work.

Quality and Accreditation

Thorne Harbour Health is accredited under the QIC Health and Community Services (QIC) Standards and the Rainbow Tick Standards.

The Thorne Harbour Health Homecare program is accredited under the NDIS Practice Standards and the THH Family Violence and Housing+ Programs are accredited under the Human Services Standards (VIC).

Additionally, Thorne Harbour Health Centre Clinic and Equinox are accredited under the RACGP Standards for general practices

QIP - QIC Accredited Symbol

QIP - Rainbow Tick Accredited Symbol

Working Collaboratively

Our commitment to consumer and community participation as well as our framework to ensure its practical application is articulated through our Consumer and Community Participation Policy.

We deliver accessible and responsive programs in collaboration with others in our communities.

The Thorne Harbour Health Ltd Constitution and the VAC GMHC Ltd Constitution are key governance documents that outline our purpose and guide how the association operates. These documents and accompanying by-laws can be downloaded or viewed via the links below.

Consumer and Community Participation Policy V2.1

PDF 287.5 KB

Thorne Harbour Health Ltd Constitution

PDF 242.0 KB

VAC GMHC Ltd Constitution

PDF 497.9 KB

BY-LAW 01/2022

PDF 108.1 KB

BY-LAW 02/2022

PDF 96.6 KB


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