The Labrys Project | Rainbow Blues

Picture1While depression and anxiety is generally becoming a more common experience in people’s lives, for lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, the rates of depression and anxiety are significantly higher. For those experiencing depression, their friends and partners, it can be a bewildering and frustrating time.

This workshop provides some insights into understanding depression and anxiety, why it seems to affect more lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, helpful hints on living with depression and how to support someone who is depressed or has an anxiety disorder.

Target audience

  • Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women
  • Partners, friends and family of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women living with depression
  • Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women’s community leaders

When | Wednesday 23 September, 6 – 8pm

Where | Wollongong Community Gateway Hub, 26 Atchison St, Wollongong

Cost | Free

RSVPs | Vicky Coumbe
Ph |  9206 2121 | Mobile: 0448 756 937
Email |  vcoumbe@acon.org.au

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided.

The Labrys Project | Focus Group Series

Want to be involved in an in-depth discussion about issues relating to the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women?

The Labrys Project will be facilitating three focus groups throughout March, aiming to complement survey findings with detailed, qualitative information from members of the community.

Participants will be given a $30 gift card for their time.

The focus groups will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women to come together in a small group to discuss issues that relate to their own lived experiences of health and wellbeing in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

Wed 11 March
3pm-5pm
Nowra Community Health Centre
5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra

Fri 20 March
2pm-4pm
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre
78 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla

Please note, places are strictly limited so RSVPs are essential to Di Drew ddrew@acon.org.au

Women’s Health Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in partnership with ACON Health are proud to launch THE LABRYS PROJECT.

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Saturday 18 October

12pm – 4 pm

The Pavilion, 2 Bong Bong Rd, Kiama

Featuring Dr Julie Mooney-Somers, co-author of the Sydney Women’s & Sexual Health(SWASH) Survey and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

The launch will also feature local all woman supergroup ‘The Mix’, made up of members from many local bands playing a unique blend of rock, country and blues.

This is a free women’s only event, and the venue is child friendly.

Please RSVP by 10 Oct for catering purposes.

www.acon.org.au/labrys