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safe and celebrated: supporting trans youth to be themselves




Belonging is an important part of any young person’s development, and even more so for trans and gender diverse young people. Without safety and connection to a community, it is difficult for young people to feel like they are truly accepted and celebrated for who they are.

Lauren Naismith, Mental Health Practice Excellence Coach at cohealth, attests to this. Lauren is part of the youth mental health team, where a commitment to supporting young people to see their strength and value is paramount.

“Every person, especially young people who are still developing their sense of self, deserves to be celebrated for their strengths and their identity and who they are,” says Lauren.

Trans young people in cohealth’s youth mental health programs are provided with access to non-judgemental healthcare, wraparound mental health support and opportunities to grow their community and interests with groups and events.

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