Where can I get help?

Please call Emergency Services (000) or the Suicide Callback Service (1300-659-467) if you or someone you know is at immediate risk of self-harm or suicide.

For 24/7 crisis support, call Lifeline (13-11-14) for all ages or Kids Helpline (1800-55-1800) for anyone 25 and under.

If you ever feel unsafe at home or work, contact Headspace (1800-650-890) for anyone 25 and under or the LGBT+ specific QLife (1800-184-527) for all ages.

Resources

Recommended Professionals

List of Recommended Professionals
Name Profession Practice Email Phone Address Website
Dr Gary Avery Top Surgeon Avery Plastic Surgery TBA 02-4002-4150 Suite 1, Ground Floor, 31-33 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300 Website
Dr Alison Blatt Urologist/Phalloplasty Surgeon Newcastle Urology TBA 02-4957-8099 26 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2305 Website
Dr David Burton Psychiatrist ProCare admin@procare.org.au 02-4960-1523 22 Turton Road, Waratah, NSW, 2298 Website
Dr Yolandie Goodyear Psychiatrist Newpsych Psychologists reception@newpsych.com.au 02-4926-5005 Level 4, 77 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300 Website
Dr Steven Kelly General Practitioner Warabrook Doctors warabrookdoctors@gmail.com 02-4968-9932 3 Angophora Drive, Warabrook, NSW, 2304 Website
Dr Prudence Lopez Paediatric Endocrinologist John Hunter Children’s Hospital TBA 02-4921-3599 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2305 Website
Dr Judy Luu Endocrinologist John Hunter Hospital TBA 02-4921-4380 or 02-4922-3370 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2306 Website
Dr Jo Mesure Sexual Health Physician The Pacific Clinic hnelhd-pacificclinic@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au 02-4016-4536 Level 2, 670 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302 Website
Liz Nunn Paediatric Endocrine CNC John Hunter Children’s Hospital TBA 02-4985-5677
02-4921-3753
0414-447-686
Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2305 Website
Wez Saunders Client Service Officer ACON Hunter wsaunders@acon.org.au 02-4962-7700 129 Maitland Road, Islington, NSW, 2296 Website
Kylie Voght Social Worker The Pacific Clinic hnelhd-pacificclinic@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au 02-4016-4536 Level 2, 670 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302 Website
Dr Katie Wynne Endocrinologist John Hunter Hospital TBA 02-4921-4380 or 02-4922-3370 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, NSW, 2305 Website

Additional Resources

Hunter New England Kids Health Logo
HNEkidshealth
Transgender & Gender Diversity Resource

Resource page for parents and young people (24 and under) who are questioning their gender. It has information sheets, videos and a resource to print out and take to your GP appointment.

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HealthPathways
'Transgender Health and Gender Diversity' Pathway

For GP's to help navigate the health needs of transgender and gender diverse individuals.

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Gender Help for Parents

A website by Australian parents who have struggled to find information about services and support for issues around their children’s gender identity.

Facebook
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Sock Drawer Heroes

Sock Drawer Heroes is a Sydney-based online store for gender expression for the trans and gender variant community of Australia and New Zealand.

Support Groups

If you'd like to know more about the following support groups, send us a message here.

Newcastle Trans* Group
Support for trans* masculine people
Newcastle Women’s Circle
Support for all female identifying and non-binary people
Gender Diversity Support Group
Support for gender diverse people in the New England region
Free 2 B U
Support for parents and their gender diverse children in Newcastle