Twenty10 to provide free health care service for LGBTIQ youth
LGBTI youth group, Twenty10, has joined forces with Kirketon Road Centre to provide a free clinic for LGBTIQ youth to receive confidential advice and treatment.
The clinic will run on Tuesday afternoons and offers gender diverse patients under the age of 26, advice and assistance with everything from sexual health to run of the mill aches and pains. It can also provide referrals to other services.
The clinic service launched yesterday and Twenty10 has advised it will operate from 3-5pm every Tuesday at Thwenty10 HQ in Chippendale.
Appointments can be made by contacting Twenty10.
The newly engaged Executive Director of Twenty10, Brett Paradise, said " Research and our experience has should that young people of diverse sex, gender our sexuality engage less with the mainstream health services, which can have some long term negative impacts to their wellbeing." Mr Paradise added, " At Twenty10 we are confident that having Kirketon Road Centre staff utilising our Clinic Room will remove some of the barriers young people experience."
Twenty10 is located at Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale.