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 email@example.com
If you do not have access to a printer we can post a form out to you. Please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 number of LGBT Youth Groups in the North West which you can attend to gain access to support, friendhsips, activities social networks. See the list of North West LGBT Youth Groups here
Additional to the groups we host, there are a range of services you can access support from here.
Queer Futures is a two year study that is designed to understand the experiences and perspectives of young (16-25 years old) LGBTQ people in order to help reduce their risk of self-harm and suicide. Queer Futures are particularly interested in how gender and sexuality may influence young people’s distress.
The leaders of this research have already completed the first stage of their nationwide survey and are looking for young people aged 16-25 to take part in the second stage. You can read more about Queer Futures here and a link to the survey here.
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