VACountry provides support, resources and information around LGBTI wellbeing, HIV, Hepatitis C and sexual health across the Loddon Mallee. VACountry operates a Community Hub that provides a safe place for the LGBTI community to connect and access information resources and referral services.
Peer Education and Community Events
We deliver a range of workshops and events. Our workshops include those for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, who are into men and are styled in a way that enables you to make new friends in a safe environment. Key topics covered in workshops include; coming out, sex, pleasure, HIV and sexual health, relationships and the LGBTI community. We also run a range of education forums with the LGBTI community about current community issues and trends and attend LGBTI related community events promoting our services.
Peer and Social Support
Peer and social support is available for the LGBTI community and people living with HIV. There are a number of informal and formal ways to access peer and social support projects.
- One on one peer support for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, around HIV, sex and sexual health
- Monthly HIV+ peer Support group
- Information and referral for LGBTI community and links to local social and support groups
- LGBTI social inclusive morning tea group
Living with HIV or Hepatitis C
VACountry provides a range of support and information for people living with or affected by HIV or Hepatitis C. We provide a range of services for people living with HIV. This includes community support, financial counselling, emergency relief and peer support. We also provide resources and referral about HIV management and Hepatitis C treatment.
VACountry Community Hub
34 Myers Street, Bendigo
The VACountry Community Hub provides free confidential information, advice and support by telephone, email or by attending the drop-in on all topics LGBTI, HIV, Hepatitis C and sexual health. Referral information to other social and support groups and services is available. The community hub is open to LGBTI groups to use as a safe meeting place.
Volunteer With Us
We rely upon the support of volunteers to deliver our programs. If you are interested in volunteering contact us to find out what opportunities are currently on offer.
Information and Resources
VACountry produce a range of online and print resources around viral hepatitis, HIV, Sexual health and LGBTI health and wellbeing. Please contact VACountry@vac.org.au or call 04 3700 4680 for more information
VACountry General Leaflet
VACountry Workshops Leaflet
VACountry Support For Men Leaflet
VACountry Living With HIV Leaflet
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