Links and resources for LGBTIQA+ staff and students.
UWA offers a number of support services for LGBTIQA+ staff and students.
- Employee Assistance Program - eligible UWA staff can access clinical psychologists through the EAP.
- UWA Counselling Service - UWA's counselling service offers free and confidential services with Ally-trained staff.
- UWA Medical Centre - The UWA Medical Centre has Ally-trained staff, GP's and Mental Health Nurses.
- UWA Student Guild Student Assist - the Student Assist Department has social workers and a wellbeing counsellor.
- UWA Health Promotion Unit - the Health Promotion Unit supports health and wellbeing through its award-winning Fit for Study Program, which includes information about sexuality, coming out as LGBTIQA+ and sexual health.
How to get involved
UWA has a number of networks that celebrate key events in the LGBTIQA+ calendar, such as Wear It Purple Day, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Bi Visibility Day and PrideFest.
- LGBTI Staff Network – for more information, contact Kasey Hartung on [email protected] .
- Join the UWA LGBTIQA+ Working Group - email [email protected] for more information.
- UWA BTW (Bi the Way) is a social group for bisexual and bi+ staff, students and alumni started by longstanding members of the Ally program. For more information, email [email protected] or visit their Facebook group.
- The UWA Student Guild Pride Department can be contacted on [email protected] or through their Facebook page.
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