For Young People

If you are struggling with figuring out your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

The LGF have a range of services designed for young people - we’re always here to help and there are many different ways that you can contact us, you can get support via our telephone helpline, email, counsiling or by dropping into our building for 1-1 support through our pop-in service. There is something for everyone!

WE ARE HERE IF YOU NEED US - young people

COUNSELLING

People of all ages consider counselling for a variety of reasons, such as coming out, questioning or struggling to accept their sexuality, experiencing problems in their relationship or feeling anxious or depressed. We offer:

  • FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING SESSIONS
    Our Face-to-Face counselling service offers short term counselling of between six to twelve sessions.
     
  • TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
    This is a free service and you will be offered 8 sessions lasting 40 minutes each with a qualified counsellor, these are likely to take place weekly at a time that suits you. This service is ideal for anyone who is unable to come to the LGF for face-to-face counselling or those who would feel more comfortable accessing the service over the phone

If you feel you might benefit from counselling please refer yourself to our Face-to-Face counselling service by downloading, completing and returning the Application for Counselling here via email to counselling@lgf.org.uk

If you do not have access to a printer we can post a form out to you. Please email your name and address to counselling@lgf.org.uk.

If you have a question about our counselling service please check our FAQ page or email counselling@lgf.org.uk.

HELPLINE AND EMAIL ADVICE

If you would like to talk through a problem or a worry with someone, you can speak to a member of our team at any time between 10am -10pm on 0845 3 30 30 30 (charged at local call rate) alternatively you can email helpline@lgf.org.uk and one of our team will respond to you within 72 hours. All emails are confidential.

GROUPS

If you are over 18 you can access a range of our groups. The groups that we host at The LGF are a great way to meet new people, new friends and talk about stuff that matters to you whilst undertaking a number of fun and engaging activities.

You can find a list of all the services that The LGF provide here.

ARTICLES

You may find these articles particularly useful on the website:

  • The Genderbread person – really useful in understanding gender identities

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OTHER USEFUL PAGES

Bullying

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For professionals

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Friends & Family

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Resources

On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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Volunteering opportunities

There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at the LGF.

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Useful Websites

You can find links to a range of services and helpful websites on these pages, they have been arranged by topic to help you navigate to the service...

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