Allsorts in West Sussex

Do you think you may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Questioning your Gender or Sexual Orientation (LGBTU)?

Allsorts Youth Project is running NEW fun and supportive youth groups for young people between the ages of 11 and 19 in West Sussex. Funded by the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS), in partnership with West Sussex County Council, the project will start delivery on 25th May in Horsham, followed shortly after by a delivery point in the south of the county.  

Evidence suggests that young people identifying as LGBT can experience significant mental health and wellbeing issues in their lives. After consulting with the community of LGBT young people and stakeholders in West Sussex, we know that they are unable to access the support they need locally, with Brighton being the only provision available in Sussex. The West Sussex pilot project is set up in response to a need for more LGBTU support and awareness in the West Sussex area. Allsorts Youth Project has been providing high quality services to LGBT and Unsure children and young people in Brighton and Hove since 1999. 2017 sees the expansion of its services to West Sussex.

 

At our LGBTU youth groups you can find:

 

  • A safe space where you can be yourself and meet new people
  • Fun games
  • A chance to get arty and join in our creative activities
  • Discussions about what matters to you
  • Support around health and well-being e.g. coming out, relationships and self-esteem
  • Youth-led activities

                                                                         

We also offer 1:1 support with LGBT Youth Support Workers. If you would like to talk through any concerns or issues you might be experiencing in a confidential setting we can arrange a meeting in a West Sussex youth centre or in your school.

 

If you would like to come along to one of our LGBTU youth groups in West Sussex or to speak to a worker, please contact: youth@allsortswest.org.uk or phone:  07771 895343 or 01273 721211