What is Talking It Out?
"Talking It Out" is a FREE , confidential social-support group, a safe* and friendly place for guys who are same-sex attracted, gay, bi, queer, questioning or unsure, to meet and talk about various topics around sexuality and other life issues. Talking It Out is facilitated by volunteers of Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW (we have other groups and services too so check our website!)
What happens at a group?
The number of people attending varies each group but usually between 10 and 15.
Each group is loosely structured around a particular topic, although the content is flexible and determined by what the group wish to discuss on the night. After a coffee/tea and some getting to know one another, we talk about strategies and hear how others cope.
You can share as much or as little as you want on the night.
Please note, this is a social support group, not a therapeutic or counselling group. The participants and volunteer facilitators are unable to provide counselling or therapy.
For a list of future discussion topics see below.
Where is it?
We meet at Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW: Level 1, 45 Chippen St, Chippendale. There is a lift and accessible toilet.
Please Note: for security reasons, the door on Level 1 has a doorbell and the door will only be answered between 6.50pm - 7.15pm. Arrival after 7.15pm may not be possible unless previously arranged.
*Men's Talking It Out Group operates within our Safer Spaces Guidelines:
All groups at Twenty10 operate within our Safer Spaces Guidelines which we ask everyone to be part of so that everyone feels and is included and safe, both physically and mentally.
On your first visit, our facilitators will introduce you to our Safer Space Guidelines in more detail.
Twenty10 considers a safer space to be:
Built on mutual respect and personal responsibility
Welcoming and supportive of the wide range of diversity within the LGBTIQ communities
Free from homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism and other negative discrimination
Respectful of personal boundaries
Respectful of the physical space, facilities and materials provided.
A drug and alcohol free space.
Creating a safer space for everyone is not just about physical safety - it is also about making people feel comfortable, welcome, included, and emotionally safe in other ways. Everyone is responsible for helping to create a safer space for everyone.
Want more information?
For more info about Talking It Out, see http://www.twenty10.org.au/adults/tio
Discussion Topics for Groups in 2015 are coming mid-January!
Want to chat NOW?
For info about where to get other support, you can CALL the QLife support line: (02) 8594 9596 or 1800 184 527 for regional callers, open daily 5.30pm-9.30pm or CHAT via our website www.Qlife.org.au
It's free, confidential and staffed by trained LGBTI volunteers and staff.
Please see www.twenty10.org.au for our other services.
Twenty10 Incorporating GLCS NSW
We all need a place to feel safe. A place to be welcomed and supported. A place to be ourselves.Twenty10 which incorporates GLCS NSW, is a community based, non profit state-wide organisation. We work with and support people of all ages, communities and families of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities. We work to enable the people that we support to live with knowledge, understanding, dignity and acceptance.
Twenty10 is a free and confidential service. It is a safe place and staff deal with all enquiries in an understanding, supportive and confidential manner. Twenty10 provides a wide range of services including:
For Young People (under 26):
- Case Management
- Drop In
- Groups and Projects
For Everyone (no upper age limit):
- Information, Referrals and Support
- Our Here and Now training program for service providers and communities
- Regional and Rural support
- Telephone support
metro support: 8594 9555
Rural freecall: 1800 65 2010