Other mental health links

Most if not all of the places listed below or looking for people to get involved either as a volunteer or as an attendee of their group.

Some of these groups were put together by people like you who saw that there was nothing for them in their area which catered for their interests. Join in or even set up your own!

Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester (LGYM)
They provide a safe space for LGBT young people to feel safe and at ease in and also provide a variety of activities for young LGBT's to take part. These include outdoor activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, cycling and walking. There's also arts and craft based work, for example banner making, environmental art, painting, pod casting, film making and drama.
0161 273 7838
www.lgym.org.uk

LIK:T Young Women’s Health Project
LIK:T are the Young Women’s Peer Health Project run by and for young lesbian and bisexual women. We work to improve young lesbian and bisexual women’s health by promoting various activities designed around six areas of wellness.
0161 273 7838
www.likt.org.uk

Queer Youth Network
"QYN exists as an autonomous, youth-focused movement that aims to provide a progressive, innovative, infrastructure at grass-routes level to improve the general well-being for all young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Intersex, Questioning, Curious, Asexual, Pansexual or “Queer” and /or who are socially marginalised as a result of their identity as well as those who advocate on their behalf."
07092 031 086
www.queeryouth.org.uk

GY'r'O (gay youth r out) at YPAS (young persons advisory service)
GYRO provides a safe, comfortable space where young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBQ), can get to know other LGBQ young people.
0151 707 1025
www.gyro.org.uk

Wirral Brook Work It Out Group
'Work it Out’ is a weekly youth group based in Wirral Brook in Birkenhead.  ‘Work it Out’ is for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual young people and young people who are unsure of their sexuality, aged between 14-18 years old.
0151 670 0177
www.workitoutatbrook.org.uk

Halton G Space
For 13 to 19 lesbian, bisexual, gay and trans people in Halton and Widnes.
0151 422 5503
haltonspace@hotmail.co.uk

POUT Youth Group Chorley
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans Young People (and those who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity). Email for more information.
0800 783 1524
pout99@hotmail.com

Utopia LGB Crewe, Chester & Ellesmere Port
Utopia is like any other youth group! It is a safe place to chill, get involved in activities, hang out with friends, the only difference is that the majority of people who come here are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) young people - some of us aren't even sure! With no pressure to conform to labels or make any decisions about yourself, youth workers and young people will make you very welcome and part of the group...
01244 602 817
www.utopialgb.org.uk

Manchester Lesbian Community Project
The Lesbian Community Project is the only full time project in the U.K. dedicated to lesbian and bisexual women. They offer advice, information and social networking opportunities.
0161 273 7128
www.lesbiancommunityproject.co.uk

GLYSS (Gay & Lesbian Youth Support Services) Warrington
GLYSS can offer a range of support for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans, or who maybe questioning their identity.
07747 473 829
www.freewebs.com/glyss

Young Gay Men
THT's website for young gay men acts as a vital portal for people aged 3 to 25 to find out about groups in their area, as well as offer some crucial tips on young alternative life.
www.ygm.org.uk

Outrite Central & Eastern Cheshire
Outrite offers support, information & advice on all aspects of sexuality & sexual health. We are a voluntary sector organisation and a part of Body Positive Cheshire & North Wales.
01270 653 156
www.outrite.org

Armistead Centre Liverpool & Sefton
The youth groups are based in Knowlsey , St Helens and Halton and can offer the chance to meet other young people like you and the chance to make new friends  as well as support and advice.
0870 990 8996
www.armisteadcentre.co.uk

ByoU project Leigh
The project is managed by the Youth Service and works with young people aged from 11-25 years. The aims of the project are to offer a supportive and fun environment where young people can take part in activities and events, within a safe and confidential environment.
01942 203 363
j.henry@wiganmbc.gov.uk

Salford Youth @ The Base
The Base in Salford is a place where any young people can come for advice or just to be themselves. A friendly proffesional staff will give you any support you need to get you on track.
steve.dyson@salford.gov.uk

No Attitude Trafford
Fo more information call:
0161 912 2453

POG (Proud of Gayness) Bury
POG is a support group for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning) young people in Bury. It is a safe space for young people in Bury who want to explore issues around sexuality.
0161 253 7416
youthservice@bury.gov.uk