Central Coast LGBTIQ Support Services

All of us need help at different moments in our life. The following list includes services that can help you when you need.

If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else, please call 000 immediately.

Q Life
Phone: 1800 184 527

Between 3 pm and midnight, around Australia, in your state every day.
QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
Click Here

For additional resources click on the QLife Guides Page here

PFLAG Central Coast
Phone: 0431 863 799

PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays. We are a non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people. Click Here
Contact: Helen

Email: pflag.nsw.centralcoast@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PFLAGNSWCentralCoast 

Central Coast Pride
Phone: 0416 225 625

A point of support and a conduit into existing nextworks which will lift you up. We are for Human Rights within the LGBTIQ community, those qustioning and families. The Central Coast Pride experience is focused on educating, building community and creating inclusion and visibility through the delivery of arts and culture. We do this via a diverse array of events and programming which offer something for everyone across both the entire LGBTQI+ community and overlapping into our broader Central Coast Community.

Click Here for the Central Coast Pride website or you can visit our Facebook page here.

ACON Hunter
Phone: 4962 7700 

Click Here

Gosford Guys Clinic
Phone: 4320 2114

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high-risk for HIV infection, infectious syphilis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia and other STI’s. The guys’ clinic is staffed by a male sexual health nurse and a male administration officer.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Phone: 1800 422 599

24-hour support number.

The Alcohol and Drug Information Centres are state and territory-based services that offer information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support 24 hours a day. They offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health
professionals and business and community groups. Click Here

NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Phone: 1800 424 017

24-hour counselling and support for sexual assault and family and domestic violence. Click Here

Support for Young People

Twenty10 Support and intake line
Phone: 8594 9555

Twenty10 offers a wide range of services for young people <26 years including help with accommodation, counselling, family support services, case management, group individual support and advocacy, groups and activities, information and referrals, training and rural support.Click Here

Phone: 4390 7888

G-Links is a safe place for young people aged 14 to 25 years, who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual) at San Remo Neighbourhood Centre. Click Here
Phone: 4390 7888
Fax: 4399 2398
Email: links@sanremo.org.au

Gen Q
Phone: 4323 2374

GenQ is a safe place for young people aged 14 to 25 years, who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual). GenQ is an engaging, activity-based program for LGBTQIA+ young people to socialise, gain information and support, and to have fun. The program runs on the last Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm.  Click Here
123 Donnison St, Gosford NSW 2250, Australia
Email: administration@ryss.com.au 

Phone: 4390 7888 Corrina
Phone:  4394 9100 headspace Lake Haven

A support group specifically for those who identify as the “T” in LGBTIQ or who are questioning their identity.  headspace  Lake Haven Click Here
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Age: 12- 18
Venue: Lake Haven headspace
Gravity Youth Centre, 70 Chelmsford Road East

Emergency Accommodation Services

Coast Shelter
Phone: 4325 3540

Link2Home Hotline 
Phone: 1800 152 152

24-hour State-wide homeless support and accommodation. Click Here

Support Groups Service Directory – Central Coast Local Health District (PDF)

Reporting on suicide in LGBTI communities – Mindframe guideline.

Snapshot of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ