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Young People's 16-25 LGBTQ+ 1-1 Wellbeing Support

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About the Service:

Our 1-1 mentoring service offers wellbeing support for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ aged 16-25 years. They may be experiencing low-mood, anxiety, difficulty managing overwhelming feelings, experience low self-esteem or self-confidence or other symptoms impacting on their mental well-being.  This may be being caused by things such as bullying, isolation, difficulty at school or at home, stress or pressure, a sense of feeling different to peers or feeling unable to share difficult thoughts or feelings.

How can this help me?

Our LGBTQ+ Mentoring provides a safe space for you to talk about your mental health and the experiences you are struggling to manage by yourself. It is one-to-one, and based around your needs.

We help you set goals based around resilience, well-being and confidence. We give you strategies and support to achieve them. The journey towards your goals can help you understand your feelings, look after yourself, gain confidence, see yourself differently and relate to people around you. These strategies can stay with you so you can use them whenever you need them.

You will be matched with a Mentor who you will meet with each week for an hour at our premises at Highcliffe House. You will also have the option of sessions in the community. You can access up to 4 months of support. 

Referring In:

You can refer yourself or ask a trusted peer/partner/other trusted support. You can also ask your school, social worker or other service provider. We will be in touch within 2 weeks of receiving your referral to arrange a time to have an initial chat with you by phone. 

Please use young people's mentoring option on the referral form (accessible here: ). We ask this so that everyone has the same opportunity to access the service.

What will Happen Next?

When we ring you it is an opportunity to share a little bit about your situation, ask any questions and talk  to us about how mentoring might help you. If you feel this type of support would be a good fit, we will then arrange a follow up half hour telephone assessment to ask you a few more questions. 

You will usually have access to a mentor within 6-10 weeks of your telephone assessment.

Contact Information:

If you are referring in on behalf of a young person and have any questions, please contact

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