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Talking it Out: Discussion Group for Men on Sexuality and Gender
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 verbal and physical violence including but not limited to homophobia, transphobia, bipbobia, intersexphobia, 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 2017 2-Feb-17 Friendships 16-Feb-17 Mardi Gras & alternative events 2-Mar-17 Coming out / in 16-Mar-17 Approval 30-Mar-17 Role Models 13-Apr-17 Taking Care of Yourself 27-Apr-17 Masculinity / Femininity 11-May-17 Relationships, Romance and Intimacy 25-May-17 Finding Community 8-Jun-17 Living my best life 22-Jun-17 R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 6-Jul-17 Labels and Language 20-Jul-17 Coming Out Timeline 3-Aug-17 Movies, Music, TV and Books 17-Aug-17 Family 31-Aug-17 Meeting new people 14-Sep-17 Being LGBTI 28-Sep-17 Fitting in 12-Oct-17 Figuring out your sexuality 26-Oct-17 LGBTI History Timeline 9-Nov-17 Dating 101 23-Nov-17 Out and Proud 7-Dec-17 Surviving the holidays (FInal for year) Want to chat NOW? For info about where to get other support, you can CALL the QLife support line. It's free, confidential and staffed by trained LGBTI volunteers and staff. Call[masked] or chat via our website at http://qlife.org.au. Open every day of the year, 3pm to midnight.

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW

Level 1, 45 Chippen St, Chippendale · Sydney

What we're about

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. It's free, confidential and staffed by trained LGBTI volunteers and staff. Call 1800 184 527 or chat via our website at http://qlife.org.au. Open every day of the year, 3pm to midnight.

Please see http://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

Counselling

Drop In

Groups and Projects

Accommodation

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

www.twenty10.org.au

info@twenty10.org.au

metro support: 8594 9555

Rural freecall: 1800 65 2010

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