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 |

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
Nowra Community Health Centre
5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra

Fri 20 March
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre
78 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla

Please note, places are strictly limited so RSVPs are essential to Di Drew

Di Drew |Women’s Health & Diverse Sexualities Project Officer

I am Di Drew, the brand new Women’s Health Diverse Sexualities Project
Officer working in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.

I am very excited to be starting with ACON, working on a promising new set of research and resources for lesbian and same-sex-attracted women living in the Illawarra
Shoalhaven, in partnership with the Local Health District.

My background is in Psychological Science and Community Engagement, and I’ve had the pleasure of a colourful and diverse career so far, with roles ranging from theatre festival director to youth venue officer to dog groomer.

I very much look forward to presenting the project over the next 6-12 months, giving a much-needed regional perspective to lesbian and SSA women’s health and well-being.

When I’m not out and about in the community, I can be found in my office in Warrawong from Tuesday-Thursday. I can be contacted at, or on my direct line at 02) 4221 6713.