We are committed to providing services and developing a culture that promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills, experiences, and qualities of all our clients, board members, volunteers and employees. This is an inherent part of our vision for a caring, equitable and inclusive society. We believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect and believe in removing the barriers which exclude some people from participating in their communities.

As an advocacy provider, we have a unique opportunity to support people to speak up about their experiences, identities, backgrounds, beliefs and strengths. We see firsthand the ways that diversity enriches and empowers us all alongside the barriers and discrimination that people continue to face.

We believe that all acts of discrimination, intolerance, abuse, oppression and bigotry must be challenged and cannot be tolerated or ignored.

Providing an open and inclusive service for all people is a major theme of our current strategic plan and we look forward to progressing this. We are also proud to be working to improve our inclusiveness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex individuals through the MindOut! Champions Program, which you can read about here.

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As a service that works to ensure people are recognised as the experts in their own lives, we see inclusive practice as essential. We are committed to making sure that anyone who wants to access our service can do so safely and feel confident that they will receive the respect they deserve and the assistance they need.