Trans and Gender Diverse Awareness Project

Here at headspace Bega we are committed to improving health outcomes for trans and gender diverse youth. The umbrella term ‘trans and gender diverse’ describes a population of people whose gender is different to what was presumed for them at birth. We are aware of the difficulty young people experience finding clear pathways and relevant information regarding trans and gender diversity. Therefore, headspace created a working group with the expertise of lived experience to generate a brochure to help provide clear information for young people. 

Brochures are now available now at headspace Bega. If your service/organisation/business would like these brochures delivered please contact Carly McDonald 0436 819 221


Trans and Gender Diverse Safe Spaces in the Bega Valley

As part of headspace Bega’s Trans and Gender Diverse Youth Health Pathways Project (TaGDHP), lived experience voices from our working group identified the need for more local community businesses and services to have access to information that empowers them to be better allies. After all, being a good ally is more than just being respectful.

It was decided that supporting businesses to engage with the Trans101 Gender Diversity Crash Course was the best resource to start with. What better content to guide good allyship than that created by trans and gender diverse young people!

We are continuing to receive interest from businesses in the Bega Valley region that are keen to access the crash course booklet. This can look like business owners reading the booklet, spending time going through it with their staff and maintaining connections with headspace reps from the working group to ensure they feel confident that their workplaces are safe and supportive places for trans young people.

Our hope is for young trans & gender diverse people are able to feel like they can order a coffee or run some errands at any business in the region, free from the worry that they may be misgendered, discriminated against or made to feel unsafe.

The following businesses have already engaged with this course and have committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for trans and gender diverse people.

School of Strength Bega

Evolve Cafe Bega

Nook Bega


Staying home leaving violence and Bega Valley Youth Homelessness support service



Please support these businesses who support our youth : )))

If your business would like to join this list please contact Carly McDonald Com Engagement 0436819221