Thank you for your interest in registering to participate in the new Trans Buddy Network!

The Freedom Centre and the Trans Pathways Research Team (which is made up of representatives from Telethon Kids Institute, The University of WA, Curtin University, YouthLink and Freedom Centre) being funded by the WA Mental Health Commission’s Suicide Prevention Peer Support and Mentoring Grants to develop a peer buddy support program for trans and gender diverse young people (14-26 years). 

We are looking for expression of interests from trans and gender diverse young people (under 26) who want to be involved in a short term project which will allow you to connect with other trans and gender diverse young people  with shared experiences and interest.

You will be matched with an individual/individuals with shared experiences, interests and who want to get similar things out of this experience as you do. Your registration form (below) will help us do this. 

Participants will participate in a training day and meet for a catch-up dinner across four Tuesday nights with a final dinner in August to finish of the project.
Buddy Training: 10am-5pm, Sunday 28th May 2017 @ the Freedom Centre
Catch-up dinners: Tuesday 13th June, 27th June, 11th July, & 25th July from 5.30-7.30pm@ the Freedom Centre

Participation is free and you have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation of this project by the Trans Pathways team.

To register please complete the following form. 

For more information please feel free to contact Katie (Project Officer) at kdarby@sscwa.org.au or Dani (Freedom Centre Coordinator) at dwright@waaids.com

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* 1. Personal information:

You will be matched in pairs or small groups based on the information provide below so please feel free to provide as much detail as possible.

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* 2. What are you looking to get out of participating in this project?

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* 3. What are important attributes of a peer to you (i.e. age, gender, interests)?

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* 4. What would like to do with your pair/group? 

Some examples of what pairs/groups might choose to do together include meeting to study in a safe place, sharing skills such as cooking, doing art or other activities, accompanying each other to doctor appointments, shopping etc.

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* 5. Do you have any skills, experiences, interests you would like to share with your pair or small group?

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* 6. Are you available to attend the training day (Sunday 28th May, 10am-5pm @ Freedom Centre) and all sessions Tuesday night sessions (Tuesday 13th June, 27th June, 11th July, & 25th July from 5.30-7.30pm @ the Freedom Centre)

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* 7. The Trans Pathways team is evaluating this project to see if this kind of peer buddy program is helpful for trans young people. If this is something you are interested in being involved with please tick the box below and Penelope from Trans Pathways will contact you with more details

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* 8. We will follow up with you soon, thank you for your interest in getting involved! Contact Katie if you have any questions about the project at kdarby@sscwa.org.au. Would you like to add anything else?

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