Art Therapy for Brisbane LGBTI Youth
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Art Therapy for Brisbane LGBTI Youth

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 14 July 2014 10:21 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Open Doors Youth Service, in conjunction with Headspace Nundah, will be holding art therapy sessions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex youth from Wednesday, July 23.

The program aims to help LGBTI young people become more confident in accessing external services which specialise in supporting better mental health outcomes for all young people.

“LGBTI young people are four times more likely to experience mental illness, suicide and self-harm [than] their heterosexual peers,” said Open Doors’ Miklos-Woodley.

Participants will be encouraged to express themselves through artwork and will have the opportunity to decorate some of Headspace Nundah’s office doors.

The program will run for 4 weeks on a Wednesday from 4pm, with the first two sessions taking place at Open Doors and the second two at Headspace Nundah.

Open Doors can be accessed at 5 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley (entrance via gate on Constance Street).

http://www.opendoors.net.au

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Andrew Shaw

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Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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