The difference you make when you celebrate with pride

While many members of Australia's LGBTQ communities lead healthy, fulfilled and productive lives, a large proportion of LGBTQ people experience significant disparities when it comes to mental health and wellbeing when compared to the broader population such as higher levels of depression, anxiety and distress. In recent times, this has been exacerbated by the ongoing negative public discourse about our communities.

As NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON works hard to provide a range of programs and services that help address many of the mental health issues that are experienced by our communities. The counselling, support and crisis services we provide all help to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people and their families. 

But much of this work is not financially supported by government and rely on donations. 

With your support, you can help power our efforts to improve, bolster and strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities. 

Funds raised through Celebrate With Pride will help pay for our care and support services

LGBTQ+ counselling

We provide counselling support to people in our communities needing assistance with distress and other mental health concerns. Your support will ensure help is available to those that need it.

Care and support

Demand for ACON counselling continues to rise. Your support will help others access specialised mental health support from counsellors that have experience working with LGBTQ communities.

Weekly meal service

We provide a weekly meal service for people living with HIV and LGBTQ people. Your support will allow us to continue providing healthy meals to vulnerable community members and reduce social isolation.

Your support can ensure the security of our counselling services

Each year, ACON provides around 10,000 occasions of service across our counselling, crisis and support services – and we are so grateful for the support so many people have given to our communities. Thanks to your big heart, we have been able to provide much-needed support to LGBTQ people in NSW.

But demand for our support services continues to grow and we need your help now more than ever. Any support is gratefully accepted. Your support can ensure the security of our counselling programs and services that improve, bolster and strengthen our communities’ mental health and wellbeing. 

Find out more about ACON's work

To learn more about ACON and our work in mental health and other areas, visit our website.