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LGBTIQA+ Diversity and Inclusive Practice

Working with LGBTIQA+ people

All people deserve access to safe and accurate sexual health support and information. SHQ strives to create an inclusive environment for clients, workers and visitors that come to SHQ. All staff receive training on LGBTIQA+ diversity and inclusion to ensure our staff have the knowledge and skills to support the range of people who engage with us.

Our internal and external LGBTIQA+ reference groups provide us with recommendations and guidance on SHQ’s resources, policy and practice to ensure we are up-to-date with the needs of the community.

SHQ Diversity Statement

Consumer feedback

“I felt very comfortable and I love how accepting SHQ is regarding all the genders and sexual orientation.”

“Loooove the service – as a trans man going to practitioners regarding sexual health is super stressful but thankfully at SHQ I don’t have to worry knowing everyone is educated and non-judgemental”

“Service was great. The nurse I saw was friendly, professional and put me at ease. Very inclusive place.”

“LGBTIQ + friendly, amazing counsellors and psychs, such a warm and welcoming environment and good for those struggling with $$”

Want to upskill your workplace or school about LGBTIQA+ Diversity?

SHQ provides diversity training for a range of different organisations and companies. Find out about our training below.

LGBTI+ workplace diversity training

Projects and resources

EmbraceU logo

EmbraceU is a collaboration between SHQ and WAAC, sponsored by the Western Australian Department of Health. The project aims to improve outcomes for transgender, gender diverse and non-binary people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs).

Visit the EmbraceU website

 

LGBTI+ news & articles

Rainbow Tick Accreditation

Over the past year SHQ has been working towards the Rainbow Tick Accreditation. We are proud of the progress we have made and the continuing commitment we have as an organisation to provide a safe and inclusive service for all of our staff, clients and the wider community.

We want to hear from you

Want to join our LGBTIQA+ Reference group? You will help provide feedback on our service to ensure we are being LGBTIQA+ inclusive. Head over to our consumer engagement page

Want to tell us about your experience attending SHQ? Please fill out the form below.

Feedback Form

Helpful Resources and Links

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