Expressions of interest for this round of QHive are now closed. We will update this page when the next round of groups is announced in early 2022!
Twenty10 and QLife are excited to launch our latest online support program: QHive. QHive is a space to build wellbeing and social connection for LGBTIQA+ people around Australia and, like a hive, aims to build a structure for community, connection and stability among our LGBTIQA+ peers. In this program we recognise that people seek connection and support with peers across our lifetimes and that LGBTIQ+ people have different intersecting identities and needs. As such, QHive has an offering of different programs tailored to differing experiences and needs.
The first three programs to launch this October are Behold, BeWell and Beyond. Each program will consist of six, two-hour sessions that will run weekly online, with a second cycle of programs launching in November.
Expressions of interest close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3 October.
Behold weaves together lived experience, collaboration and imagination to bring together a supportive online program that is therapeutic and creative. It will centre the experiences, resilience, rest and joy of those within the LGBTIQ+ communities who also identify as People of Colour and Culture, Black and First Nations, aged 25+. Each weekly program will be a blend of facilitated dialogue, reflection, and embodiment exercises. We come together to revel and reveal in our lineages and differences, to be held, and to be with one another.
This is an offering for those who are seeking connectivity, delivered in a slower and adaptive program, honouring discretion and exploration. Spaces in the program are limited and will take place October 28th to December 2nd, Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm AEDT.
Beyond is a program for people whose genders expand beyond the confines of cis-normativity. The group is for anyone aged 25+ that is trans, gender diverse, non-binary, a Sistergirl, a Brotherboy or is questioning their gender and wants to create a space to connect, heal and be together. In a supportive, therapeutic and collaborative environment, we will create space to learn from each other’s lived experiences, creativity, resilience, resistance, and joy. During the program, participants are supported to shape the activities and direction of discussions at their own pace, honouring that vulnerability and building trust takes time.
Spaces in the program are limited, and it will take place October 26th to November 30th, Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm AEDT.
Bewell invites people aged 18 to 26 years who are experiencing distress, overwhelming feelings, difficulty controlling or understanding emotions, loneliness or isolation to participate in a peer-led program where participants will learn art-based emotional survival skills.
Bewell aims to support people to use art-based practices to identify and connect with their support systems, understand, and manage strong emotions and overwhelm. It is an opportunity to connect with peers in a non-judgmental, peer-inclusive space for sharing experiences with and learning from others with same/similar lived experiences. No art skills or experience is required, and participants will be provided with an at-home art kit via mail before the program begins.
Spaces in the program are limited and it will take place October 25th to November 26th, Mondays 6pm to 8pm AEDT
Registration and intake processes are essential to securing a space in this program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone from Australia join?
Yes, QHive is a national program and is held online.
Do I have to attend each week?
Each program is designed to run for six weeks, and ideally participants can attend each week where possible.
Is there a maximum number of participants for each group?
Yes, the groups will be capped at 15 people, so we encourage people to register early if they would like to attend.
Does it cost anything to participate?
We will be using Zoom for these online groups, which is software you can either download or use with a web browser (like Chrome/Firefox/Edge). Zoom accounts are free.
What platform will the groups be held on?
We will be using Zoom for these online groups, which is software you can either download or use a in a web browser. Accounts are free.
What is the registration process?
We will ask you to fill out a form to register, and before the group starts, one of our facilitators will be in touch to go through an intake process with you, which will include filling out an intake form and having a short chat on Zoom.
Who runs the group?
Each group will be co-facilitated by two Twenty10 group facilitators who are peers from within the LGBTIQA+ communities and there will also be guest peer facilitators for certain sessions.