The WayOut Facebook page is for people to find out more about the program, the services we offer, as well as hosting discussion about important LGBTIQA+ and youth mental health issues. Please be respectful of all points of view.
WayOut Administrators will remove any posts which:
- Are likely to be offensive to other readers including use of homophobic language or transphobic or personal attacks on others
- Discuss methods of suicide or self-harm
- Discuss drug usage in a glorified way e.g. omitting the negative effects
- Contain unhelpful advice such as blaming a person for their mental illness
- Are racist, sexist or discriminatory
- Are obscene or use graphic sexual language
- Are defamatory or overly critical of services or organisations which provide help to others
- For any other reason are likely to cause harm/distress to other young people reading the story
- Are posted for commercial purposes
- Promote inaccurate, inappropriate or harmful health advice
WayOut Administrators reserve the right to remove posts promoting organisations, products, services, events or competitions. If you think your organisation, product, service, event or competition may be relevant to the LGBTIQA+ community, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
In certain circumstances, if a post raises concerns about your safety, we may try to contact you to check that you and/or others are safe. If there are significant concerns, we may need to pass on your contact information to authorities who can help protect you and/or others, such as a crisis service or the police. Our preferred way to do this would be to support you to seek help.
We are obliged to try to protect you and/or others if the information you submit tells us that:
- You are being seriously hurt by someone else
- You are thinking of seriously harming yourself, or
- Someone else is being, or is likely to be, seriously hurt by you or another person
WayOut recognises that sometimes people need immediate help and support. The WayOut Facebook page cannot provide specific counselling, crisis services or support. If you need immediate assistance please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline on 13 11 14, Switchboard 1800 184 527 and eheadspace 1800 650 890.
This page is only monitored during business hours. Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health takes no responsibility for comments on the WayOut Facebook page, or any interactions others may have on or off this Facebook page.