Note: The survey has concluded. Thanks to all who contributed and participated! We will be publishing the report when it is finalised, so stay tuned.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE EXPERTS IN THEIR OWN LIVES
Your experiences, opinions, ideas, questions and concerns are unique.
Young people have a right to be involved in decisions that affect them.
When decision makers make decisions that affect young people without talking to young people, they can end up making assumptions and bad decisions.
That’s why YACSA exists.
We’re in the middle of a pretty massive project.
The Department of Human Services (Office for Youth) has asked us to consult with LGBTIQ+ young people in SA to:
Develop a better understanding of your needs, experiences and ideas and opinions.
Identify what services or supports are currently working well.
Determine how government and other organisations can continue to improve supports or opportunities going forward.
We’ve talked to LGBTIQ+ social/support groups all over the state, hearing from people about their needs, experiences, ideas and opinions.
We’ve been through Adelaide, and out to Murray Bridge, Mt Barker, Onkaparinga, Whyalla and Mt Gambier.
Here’s a sample of what young people have been telling us.
Stay tuned, because your survey responses will help be used to develop the report.
If this has raised any issues for you, there are some there are a number of services that can help:
Lifeline: call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: call 1300 22 4636 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au for more information or to chat online
QLife: call 1800 184 527 or visit www.qlife.org.au for more information or to chat online
SA Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers: located at metropolitan and country police stations, and available on request any time on 131 444