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Photographer

Photographer on the central coast specialising in the lgbtqi community.
As a member of the community myself I have strived for my  business to be a safe space for anyone in the community to get their photos taken without judgment.

I specialise in coming out portraits and couple portraits but I am well versed in all fields of photography

Central Coast ARAFMI

We are here for families and individuals impacted by mental health issues

Our award-winning organisation is committed to supporting the mental health of whole families including individuals, children, parents, grandparents and loved ones.

We value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.

We offer a soft-landing community, and participant-designed, social, recreational and educational groups and activities. We also provide support, carer advocacy, and mental health referral services.

We also support mental health and wellness on the Central Coast through respite accommodation, volunteer/student placement programs and other initiatives.

Supporting carers, individual and families

If you are a carer for someone impacted by mental illness or trauma, our dedicated carer support worker is here for you. Book a 1:1 session, or join one of our welcoming carer support and education groups. Learn about our Carer and Family Support program here.

“I feel included and accepted in this safe and respectful space where I can just be who I am.” Christine

If you are personally impacted by mental health issues, we welcome you to join Yakkalla (Bateau Bay) and The TrustBeyond the Stigma (Narara).

The Trust gave my a support network and direction.” Jack

Yakkalla and The Trust are safe spaces where you can connect with others, learn new skills in supportive, non-judgemental environments. Join in creativity, wellness, living-skills, education, social groups and activities.

“Real people supporting real people.” Anon

Younger Onset Dementia Social Club (YODSS) located at Bateau Bay, is a welcoming and supportive social club where people who are experiencing younger onset dementia, and their loved ones, can relax with a cuppa, connect and have a laugh in the company of new friends.

NDIS participants are welcome to participate in our programs.

Get involved. Be supported.

www.ccarafmi.org.au

About us

Central Coast ARAFMI (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill; pronounced ah-raff-me) was formed in 1976.

We recognise the valuable contribution that carers of loved one’s living with a mental illness make in our community.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

How you can help

We welcome donations and fundraising to help support Central Coast families and individuals impacted by mental health. Get in touch to learn more.

Minus 18

We’re leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.

Twenty10

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW:  Space to be you

We work with people across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.

We are a Sydney based service working across New South Wales, providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. For adults we provide social support and for people of all ages we offer telephone support and webchat as the NSW provider for the national QLife project. We also offer inclusivity training and consulting for organisations and service providers across most sectors.

The Gender Centre

SERVICES FOR THE TRANSGENDER & GENDER DIVERSE COMMUNITY

The Gender Centre Inc. is the peak state-wide multidisciplinary center of excellence providing a broad range of specialised services that enables the exploration of gender identity and assistance with the alleviation of gender dysphoria. We support trans and gender expressive people at every stage of their journey as they explore their authentic sense of self. This includes for some of our clients transitional support pre, mid, and post transition.

Transparent Counselling

Our approach to counselling and mental health will help you to find peace, discover your authentic self and create a life worth living now.

Transparent Counselling

Transparent Counselling is a counselling and supervision service provider based on the NSW Central Coast. Our affordable phone and online mental health services are available to clients located Australia wide.

Specialising in LGBTIQ, ADDICTION, Adult mental health

 

Phone & Online Counselling

Convenient appointments available via phone or online through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and Microsoft Teams.

Clinical Supervision

Enhance your competence and discuss workplace or professional issues in a safe environment.

QLIFE

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

CALL or Live webchat

QLife phone and webchat are open from 3pm – midnight every day.

Aye Do Weddings Shona Tough Marriage Celebrant

I am a friendly and professional “Scottish” Marriage Celebrant based in Sydney.

My job is to deliver a uniquely special wedding ceremony for you and your partner.  I have been a celebrant for over 5 years and performed over 50 ceremonies, half of which were for same sex couples.  Being part of the community I love to work with couples who can finally seal the bond and become lifelong partners in marriage.

 I am happy to have a no obligatory chat and answer any questions that you have.

L&A Flowerland

Rainbow friendly florist and wedding designer in Ourimbah, creating all styles of designs, from day to day blooms, to a stunning wedding function to the day we say goodbye at a a funeral. If you order early we can delivery them same day for you on the Central Coast. Our blooms are fresh from the Sydney flower markets, and come in most days.

We can create flowers, adding a soft fluffy toy or a chocolate creation designed just for you, add a sweet message and smile and leave the rest to L&A Flowerland. We are located close to Palmdale Crematorium and the freeway at Ourimbah. We are a call away 43622145..Rainbow friendly staff.

Our wedding show is now opened and promise to make your day memorable with unique blooms, for personal service talk to Leonia 0402197708

Allow us to be there when you need a local florist who is blooming to get to help you in all aspects of creating memories

Designedbycoffee

Looking for a mobile barista coffee trailer ,we’re got you covered. own power and water.

We have premium coffee and treats for all your events or private functions. We’re located on the Central Coast.

We’re a local couple and would love to support our community.