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Starting the intersex conversation

InterLink brings people together to talk about living with innate variations in sex characteristics with the support of trained counsellors and intersex peer workers

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InterLink is...

InterLink provides mental health and wellbeing services to people with innate variations of sex characteristics and their family members located anywhere in Australia.

We provide one-on-one and group counselling services for intersex people of any age and parents, carers or guardians of young people with an intersex variation.

InterLink’s group sessions have a brief, short-term format that is easy to engage with and helps people of all ages start having conversations about intersex bodies and any health or interpersonal issues with the support of trained mental health professionals and intersex peer workers.
 

Our team can also provide community care coordination, helping people get linked in with appropriate allied health and community-based services, advocacy and peer support groups.

InterLink is about getting safely connected with knowledgeable counsellors, with other people with similar experiences, with peer support groups, and affirmative services.

Linking In

LINKING IN...

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InterLink provides confidential short-term counselling to all intersex people  and the parents or carers of a children with an intersex variation. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches with an emphasis on trauma-informed and solution-focused practices to help work through any challenges associated with having an intersex trait.

InterLink offers one-on-one counselling and InterLink groups, which are condensed programs that run multiple times throughout the year. Our services are available Australia-wide through online video conferencing... MORE

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InterLink groups consist of 6-sessions, held fortnightly over 11 weeks.

InterLink starts with a 60 minute one-on-one session with a qualified counsellor/mental health worker who will provide you with an opportunity to start talking about your (or your child’s) body and experiences. They will answer any questions you have about the program and help set some individual goals so that you can get the most out of the group work sessions... MORE

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Intersex is a term for innate sex characteristics (sexual anatomy, reproductive organs, hormonal patterns, sex chromosomes) that vary from stereotypes of female or male bodies.


These physical traits can be associated with underlying variations, each with their own characteristics and expression that may be apparent during pre-natal screening or at birth, or may become apparent later in life, such as at puberty or when trying to conceive... MORE

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Peer support provides opportunities and safe spaces for talking about, and being, intersex. Talking with others with intersex variations, or other parents and carers, about our issues and shared experiences helps builds understanding and self-knowledge whilst providing emotional support.

 

Seeing people “like us” lets us position ourselves in the world and can make us feel less alone. Having more and different conversations about intersex improves our vocabulary and confidence when speaking about our bodies and personal needs... MORE

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An affirmative service recognises that people are complex and multifaceted, and are always the experts in their own experiences.

 

Rather than try and change or “fix” something about a person, an affirmative service puts them in the drivers seat by supporting their decisions, respecting the language they use, not making assumptions about bodies, identities, or aspirations and valuing the differences of experiences between each community member... MORE

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We are always looking for people interested in becoming group facilitators as either Mental Health Workers or Intersex Peer Workers.
 

InterLink brings together trained mental health professionals and intersex peer workers to work collaboratively in the delivery of brief, group-based therapeutic interventions across different cohorts of the intersex community... MORE

Upcoming Sessions

  • Counselling for individuals and families
    Counselling for individuals and families
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    InterLink provides confidential, short-term counselling to intersex people of any age and the parents or carers of children with intersex variations. Our services are available Australia-wide through online video conferencing.
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  • Adults (18+) | Online
    Adults (18+) | Online
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    InterLink program for people with innate variations of sex characteristics aged 18+ years. All sessions in this InterLink program will be delivered online, periodically throughout the year.
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  • Parents/Carers | Online
    Parents/Carers | Online
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    InterLink program for parents or carers of children with innate variations of sex characteristics. All sessions in this InterLink program will be delivered online.
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  • Young People (10-13) | Online | QC
    Young People (10-13) | Online | QC
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    InterLink program for people with innate variations of sex characteristics, aged 10-13 years. All sessions in this InterLink program will be delivered online, periodically throughout the year.
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  • Teens (14-17) | Online
    Teens (14-17) | Online
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    Registrations OPEN
    via Zoom
    InterLink program for people with innate variations of sex characteristics aged 14-17 years. All sessions in this InterLink program will be delivered online, periodically throughout the year.
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