health update

Elevate: Peer Support for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Note: The 12 month funding for this program from North West Melbourne Primary Health Network is coming to an end. The Elevate Program will close on 10 September 2021. 

cohealth’s Elevate program helps improve the health and wellbeing of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) living in north western and metro Melbourne through a range of flexible short-term support options.

The program is delivered by LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing Peer Workers, who use their lived experience to support you to improve your health and wellbeing through navigating the healthcare and broader service system to find culturally safe and inclusive healthcare and support.

You can be assured that support will be affirming, safe and inclusive.

Who can access Elevate?

Elevate is available to LGBTQIA+ people 18 + years who live or are connected to north, western and metro Melbourne and who:

  • May experience lower intensity mental health distress
  • May be at risk of being socially isolated or experience discrimination
  • May experience difficulty navigating the service system.

What do I need to do?

For more information, call us on 03 9448 5554 or email us at lgbtqia@cohealth.org.au and one of our workers will return your call.

You can engage with the program in whatever way works best for you, including:

  • In person
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Video-conference

What will it cost me?

There is no cost for this service.


This program is funded by the North Western Melbourne PHN

Other supports:
QLife
Provides free Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral from 3pm to midnight
Call 1800 184 527

Rainbow Door
Provides free information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family from 10am-5pm daily
Call 1800 729 367

LGBTIQA+ inclusion

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