A safe, supportive, and non-judgemental service

Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre has been running the Women Partners Service since 2000. The Women Partners service has been supporting women whose male partner is having sex with men or has come out as gay or bisexual. Women Partners provides support for women to engage in Sexual Health screening which is an important step after discovering your partner is sleeping with men. This Australian service is funded for NSW residents, however people from around the world including all states & territories within Australia have reached out to us for support and resources not found elsewhere. Information & resources are provided for people from outside NSW. The Women Partners service also provides professional development for counsellors, social workers, GPs, and other health professionals.

About our services
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A counsellor having a conversation with a client.  Sourced from Pexels

A safe space for women

Women Partners offers safe, non-judgmental support with individual counselling and support groups to all women, upon learning their partner has been sexually engaging with men.  We offer a safe space for women to share their stories and perspectives whilst managing unexpected changes in their relationship.

We recognise your path

Women Partners recognizes each woman’s path and circumstances are as unique as the individual relationships they are in. Some choose to stay with their partner in a mixed orientation relationship, while others will separate or divorce. We see a mix of women who have children and those who do not. Many women have been in their relationship for only a few years, others, decades. The experience is not exclusive to any one cultural, racial or religious demographic of people or geographic area.

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What people say about their experience

Our client feedback is overwhelmingly positive, with 96% of women reporting increased self-esteem and ability to make decisions.


“It’s been a life saver, literally”

I have completely unloaded onto the counsellor and she wasn’t shocked. I’ve been able to understand what’s happened to my husband and work out what it means for me and the children. It’s been a life saver, literally.


“I’ve felt very alone – until I came here”

The counsellor really understands. No one else seems to ‘get it’ and I’ve felt very alone – until I came here.


“I can really say it all aloud”

He’s my best friend and a wonderful father. He wants to stay for now as long as he can explore his feelings for men. I’m finding all that really hard. The counsellor’s been the only person I can really say it all aloud to…


Our work is guided by our core values

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We have a genuine care for the wellbeing of all parties involved in challenging situations or experiences.

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We aim to provide inclusive, cross-cultural and comprehensive support to all women partners.

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We are a safe and non-judgmental space for women to share their stories and perspectives whilst managing unexpected changes in their relationship.

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We understand the sensitive nature of the experiences and information shared to us, that's why we stand by a strict confidential policy.