Youth Out East is a service that supports young LGBTQ+ people to meet other members of the community and feel empowered in their identities.
The youth service currently provides the following support:
Youth Out East ~ Youth Groups for LGBTQ+ young people aged 12-18. elop’s youth groups provide a safe, inclusive, and affirmative space to make friends, take part in fun activities and share experiences with other LGBTQ+ young people. They run every Tuesday evening on Zoom at the following times:
- 12-15s 5pm - 6.30pm
- 15-18s 7pm - 8.30pm
Youth Out East ~ Mentoring service provides individual sessions to support young LGBTQ+ people aged 12-18 with issues and concerns relevant to their lived experiences. This could include a space and opportunity to:
- explore their LGBTQ+ identities
- develop strategies to build and sustain confidence and self-acceptance
- develop coping mechanisms for future coming out, or dealing with anti-LGBTQ+ hate
- gain increased knowledge and information on sexual orientation and gender identities and / or LGBTQ+ rights.
The LGBTQ+ youth mentoring is not therapy or a clinical intervention and should not be used as an alternative should either be needed. The mentoring service is free and can be held via phone or online until they fully return to a physical face-to-face service. Sessions are usually weekly, for six weeks and last for up to one hour per session.
A young person can refer themselves to our youth service, or you can refer on their behalf. To make a referral email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07908 553 744 Mon-Fri during office hours.
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