headspace Bendigo has been recognised for its work with young LGBTIQ people at this year's GLOBE Community Awards.
The organisation received a Community Inspiration Award on Friday for its work in uplifting and promoting the LGBTIQ community.
headspace Bendigo was also short-listed in a second award category for its Youth Diversity Program.
Members of the centre's staff were among the more than 500 attendees at the award ceremony, which was staged at Melbourne's Plaza Ballroom.
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headspace Bendigo HEY Diversity Worker Maree Dixon said the award showed the importance of the work the centre was doing, and would continue to do.
"To be recognised state wide and be specifically selected for this award is an outstanding achievement and great recognition for an amazing team who are dedicated and passionate for our young people," she said.
Weekly diversity groups are among the services headspace Bendigo provides to support LGBTIQ young people and their families.
It also provides a monthly support group for parents of transgender and gender-diverse young people.
"I think support is the most important thing we can do as a community," Mrs Dixon said.
She said the award would inspire the headspace team to do more.
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Mrs Dixon acknowledged the support of lead agency Bendigo Community Health Services.
Bendigo Community Health Services CEO Gerard José said the organisation was committed to making all its services safe and inclusive for all.
"headspace Bendigo has not only achieved this but also provided activities and events that engage all across our community and influence policy and engagement practices of many other organisations in our community," Mr José said.
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