Many of you may have also heard about the launch of QLife

 the new national phone and web-based counseling network for LGBTI people which was launched in Sydney last week. QLife is a national project headed by the National LGBTI Health Alliance in partnership with Twenty10 incorporating GLCS and other state-based LGBTI counseling services in Queensland, Victoria, SA, and WA.
QLife’s free counseling services operate seven days a week, 365 days a year! (between 5.30pm and 10.30pm Australia-wide). Mental health and referral information will also soon be available via the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The launch was held at Twenty10 in Chippendale and attended by Independent MP Alex Greenwich, QLife staff, Twenty10 incorporating GLCS staff and volunteers, as well as community partners, and supporters.
For QLife LGBTI phone support call 1800 184 527 or for an online chat go (5.30pm – 10.30pm) or you can get email support at [email protected]
This project and so many of our services would not be possible without the ongoing support of our amazing volunteers workers.  To all of our current volunteers we hope to see you soon at one of our;
Volunteer Professional Development Opportunities
Tuesday 22 October, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Held at ACON – 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Topic: Mental Health for LGBTI people 
This training night will be facilitated by ACON’s Vicky Coumbe, and provides an in-depth view of the risk factors and patterns of mental health issues for our communities and ways to improve the quality of mental health care for our communities. The training is for current volunteers, trainee volunteers and staff on any of our programs. Tea, coffee and snacks provided.
RSVP to Fi on [email protected] by 10am Thursday 17 October if you can attend.
And if you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please follow the link for more information about volunteering. with Twenty10 incorporating GLCS.  Our volunteers work on our phone lines (like QLife and Lesbian Line), they volunteer within our Drop-In Program and as facilitators for many of our adult and youth groups.  It is an exciting way to be involved with the organisation and to feel like you are giving something back to your community.  A really good thing to consider given that the theme of Mental Health month for this year is "little acts, big impacts".
Ending with a wish for positive mental health to you all!