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!
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.
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 form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to a printer we can post a form out to you. Please email your name and address to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will respond to you within 72 hours. All emails are confidential.
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.
If you are under 18, there are a few LGBT Youth Groups you can attend to gain access to the support you need. See the List of North West LGBT Youth Groups at the bottom of this page.
You can find a list of all the services that The LGF provide here.
You may find these articles particularly useful on the website:
- The Genderbread person – really useful in understanding gender identities
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NUS LGBT PAGE
STONEWALL YOUTH PAGE
IT GETS BETTER
R U COMING OUT
LIST OF LGBT YOUTH GROUPS IN THE NORTH WEST
AVEN - Asexual Visability and Education Network
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