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Our Services

Women's Health

As a community-led organisation, LGBTIQ+ women have played an important role in our establishment, history and work since our very founding. That tradition continues today at Thorne Harbour Health, and our role as an organisation only grows to help meet the health service needs of LGBTIQ+ women, inclusive of all intersectionalities. We're committed to working with LGBTIQ+ women for LGBTIQ+ women through the development of a long-term women’s health strategy.

Women's Health

LGBTIQ+ Women's Health Conference

In 2015, we launched the inaugural (then named) LBQ Women’s Health Conference, the first of its kind in Australia, to explore the health service needs of lesbian, bisexual and queer women. In 2016, we partnered with ACON in expanding the conference to reach a national audience.The conference now focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LGBTIQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities. Conference guests participate in a range of workshops and presentations from local and international industry experts, health and human service providers and community members.This conference is committed meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LGBTIQ women, including lesbian, bisexual and queer women; trans, gender diverse and intersex women; Aboriginal women and Sistergirls; women of colour; and women with disabilities. We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.Take a look at the 2018 Conference program

Women's Health

Counselling for Women

Many people don't realise Thorne Harbour Health offers a great service for LGBTIQ+ women who are looking for affordable counselling in a safe environment where they can be open about their gender, sex, sexuality and a whole range of issues impacting them.

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26 Jul 2019

We’d love to hear from LGBTIQ women about one of our campaigns – take the survey here!

ReThink the Drink is a project that seeks to inspire alcohol culture change among LGBTIQ women in Victorian regional and rural areas. It’s part of VicHealth’s Alcohol Culture Change Initiative (ACCI) which is funding nine different projects aimed at reaching groups who engage in risky drinking behaviours.

8 Dec 2020

5 Questions with Bronwyn Lawman

After having recently joined the Board of Thorne Harbour Health, we chatted to Bronwyn Lawman about her longstanding career in mental health, why she's keen to play an influential role at the organisation, and her love of Abba.

15 Dec 2020

5 Questions with Peggy Kerdo

After making her Thorne Harbour Health debut in the recent annual report A Year Like No Other, Paghona "Peggy" Kerdo answers 5 Questions...

13 Jul 2023

Cervical Screening is for Everyone With a Cervix

Thorne Harbour Health and Cancer Council Victoria have joined forces to protect LGBTIQ+ Victorians from cervical cancer, with new research finding that LGBTIQ+ Australians are less likely to participate in cervical screening than non-LGBTIQ+ Australians.

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