From 12 September, Australians will vote in the historic same-sex marriage postal survey, making marriage equality a topic of discussion right across the nation. In times like this, CQUniversity would like to remind all students that support is available should you need someone to talk to.
Our Student Counselling team are committed to supporting all students, including any student affected by the same-sex marriage postal survey. We have also implemented the Ally Program to promote acceptance and understanding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) students. The Ally Program is for ALL students, whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not.
If you would prefer to seek support elsewhere, the following support services are available:
- QLife– Peer based telephone counselling service 1800 184 527 (5.30pm to 10.30pm daily)
- Lifeline- 13 11 14 (24 hours)
- Suicide Call Back Service– 1300 659 467 (24 hours)
- Mental Health Information Line– 1300 729 686 (9am to 7pm, Mon to Fri)
- Beyondblue – ‘Love does not discriminate’
It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and we want you to feel safe, supported and empowered on your journey with us at CQUniversity.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee (VCAC) have shown their support by celebrating Wear it Purple Day, which falls on 25 August.
Wear It Purple Day’s mission is to foster supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people; that is, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or with other related characteristics. Read the full article in CQUniNEWS.