The one with Minus18 and stories about health services


Seb from Minus18 joins us to discuss the pros and cons of coming out when you are young. We imagine a world where his services – providing training to teachers about LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness – were not needed.

Latrobe University has released a study describing how healthcare is failing transgender people. Lincoln comes in to bring this study to life by sharing his story of his awful experiences dealing with Australian health services as a trans man.

We feature the beautiful and uplifting music of Dillbilly.

And we ask that you consider supporting our JOY Nation campaign.

Don’t forget the TGD Community Night at the Reservoir Leisure Centre on 9 November. A truly inclusive space for TGD people sounds so refreshing!

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*** We know that sometimes it can be hard to know who to talk to if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you do not have family and friends living nearby or a strong local support network it can be hard to get through difficult times on your own. Whether you are in a crisis or you just feel down and need to talk to someone, it is important to know that help is available at all hours of the day and night.

There are many free mental health hotlines and mental health online support services across Victoria, which provide crisis support, information, resources, counseling, and therapy to people of all ages.

Where to get help:

  • Your doctor
  • Lifeline, call:  13 11 14
  • Switchboard: 1800 184 527
  • Kids Helpline, call:  1800 55 1800
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call:  1800 200 526
  • Beyondblue –  Call: 1300 22 4636
  • SuicideLine – Call: 1300 651 251

This episode was originally broadcast on 31 October 2019.