News

ReachOut was joined by EY to celebrate chosen families at Sydney’s Fair Day in February – as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival 2020 – in a show of support for LGBTQIA+ young people and their families.

24 Feb 2020

The stall was themed around the question, ‘How do you shine on with your chosen family?’ with hundreds of fair-goers sharing their thoughts. Check out some of the excellent contributions below or view the full album.


The whole team at ReachOut is grateful to EY for their ongoing support, which enabled us to play an important role at Fair Day for the third year running. Thousands of Fair Day attendees visited the ReachOut stall on the day, with staff from both organisations chatting with fairgoers about how ReachOut helps young people and families with whatever life throws at them.


ReachOut Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva said that Fair Day was a great opportunity to let even more people know about ReachOut.


“ReachOut provides support to thousands of LGBTQIA+ young people each year when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing. Together with EY, we were proud to be part of Fair Day for Sydney Mardi Gras 2020.”


“On the day, ReachOut was able to connect with attendees on the topic of chosen families, which we know are particularly important to the LGBTQIA+ community when it comes to being happy and well,” he said.






EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for their people, clients and communities.


ReachOut is the most-accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Our trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.


[gallery size="large" ids="14584,14585,14586,14587,14588,14589,14590,14591,14592,14593"]

Authors