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Expanded Horizons

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 The Expanded Horizons Program is a free youth service on the Gold Coast funded under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.  The service offers personal development and life skills building in a safe, supported environment. 

Expanded Horizons supports young people who are:
  • From refugee and non-English speaking backgrounds (12-17 years)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual (or other diverse identities) – LGBTIQAP+ (12-24 years)
  • The program also supports whole-of-community suicide prevention initiatives.
Services include both group work and individual support, including:
  • Individual assessments of support needs, direct support and/ or supported referrals where appropriate
  • Group activities promoting personal development and life skills
  • QSPACE – a weekly group program for LGBTIQAP+ young people (13-17 years) that provides resources and information to enhance pride in identity and buffer against issues of discrimination and homophobia/ transphobia. 
  • QPlUS a monthly group program for LGBTIQAP+ youth (18-24 years) that provides resources and information to enhance pride in identity and buffer against issues of discrimination and homophobia/ transphobia. 
  • Multicultural homework club – a weekly homework club to support high school students from refugee and non-English speaking backgrounds during school terms operating  Tuesdays (3pm-5pm) at Southport Library, Thursdays (3pm-5pm) at YHES House.  The program does not operate during the first or last week of school terms.
How can I access Expanded Horizons?

If you would like to find out more, please call us on 1800 448 448 or fill in this form.

The Expanded Horizons program is supported by the National Suicide Prevention Strategy from the Department of Health and Ageing and Gold Coast Primary Health Network.

Where is Expanded Horizons offered?

The program is offered at YHES House on the Gold Coast.

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