The Hey Project
The Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project is about improving the quality of life of same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young Victorians.
The HEY Project is the first of its kind in Australia and brings together seven partner organisations. Each agency provides unique support and services to SSAGD young people. By working together, the seven HEY Project partners are building the capacity of the youth and mental health sectors to address the needs of SSASGD young Victorian.
With years of experience and evidence-based practice, the HEY Project is supporting more young people than ever, changing their lives and making a difference to their mental health and wellbeing.
HEY is funded and supported by the Victorian Government.
For more information about the HEY project and it's partner agencies please visit www.heyproject.org.au
WayOut is a HEY project partner, working across regional Victoria to increase the health and wellbeing of LGBTI young people through increasing protective factors, reducing social isolation and working with other organisations. WayOut works with LGBTI young people and their local communities to raise awareness about sexuality and gender diversity. WayOut works with young people and professionals to tackle the underlying discrimination and prejudice that leads to poorer mental health outcomes for young people, particularly in rural and regional communities. WayOut is a program of Cobaw Community Health Service - for more information about Cobaw Community Health visit www.cobaw.org.au or like our facebook page Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd.
WayOut has 2 regional partners- WayOut Wodonga and WayOut Bendigo.
WayOut Wodonga is provided by Gateway Health - www.gatewayhealth.org.au
The WayOut Wodonga project:
- Works collaboratively with schools, community organisations and young people to create a more inclusive environment that embraces diversity.
- Engages young people in leadership roles including developing community projects and speaking at forums and workshops.
- Provides local professional development opportunities.
You can find more information about the WayOut Wodonga project and upcoming opportunities on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/WayOutWodonga).
Or by visiting www.gatewayhealth.org.au - go to Services for young people and select WayOut Wodonga.
WayOut Bendigo is provided by Headspace Bendigo- www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-bendigo
WayOut Bendigo provides a range of mental health and education programs for young people and professionals for more information please visit the Headpsace Bendigo website.