OUTspace is a peer support group for LGBTIQ+ (and questioning) young people & their friends & supporters (ages 14-25).
Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4pm-5:30pm, usually at 1 Market Place, Hobart (but not always so it's best to contact the office before your first attendance).
OUTspace offers a way to meet other LGBTIQ+ (or questioning) young people in a safe and inclusive space. Meetings provide the opportunity to talk about challenges or celebrations, to participate in activities ranging from screen printing to Uno, picnics in the park to attending various community events.
Some feedback from group attendees:
“Meeting other people with similar experiences has improved my confidence in health & wellbeing.”
“It was really good to see others in a similar position as [me].”
“Just knowing I have support from a likeminded group who will listen [has improved my confidence and resilience].”
"The first group I went to was in Launceston... about a week after I came out. I didn’t know where to go to meet people until I came across the Allsorts group. It felt good to be there and talk with other people and start to form networks of queer people, which is something I hadn’t done before."
"I didn’t know anyone when I first went but after a while I got to know so many people and there’s been so many opportunities to make friends. That’s been a very positive experience. It’s so important because it’s really easy for Tasmanians to feel isolated. I experience that up here in Devonport. It gets really isolated and can be really hard. The Devonport group was really helpful..."
OUTspace is facilitated by Working It Out and headspace Hobart.