One-to-One Support Service

What is the ‘Talk it Out’ One-to-One Service?
Everyone, at times, can find things a little challenging and difficult to manage. You may want to chat with an experienced LGBT+ Youth Support Worker.

Our LGBT+ Youth Support Workers are not counsellors however if we felt that a counsellor or another professional would be better placed to give you support, we would discuss those options with you.

These sessions will be based on the principles of youth work:

  • Young people choosing to take part
  • Utilising young people's view of the world
  • Treating young people with respect
  • Seeking to develop young people's skills
  • Helping young people develop stronger relationships
  • Respecting and valuing differences
  • Promoting the voice of young people

‘Talk it Out’ sessions often focus on some of these areas:

  • Sexuality and/or gender identity
  • Helping you reach your full potential
  • Increasing resilience – helping you to bounce back
  • Building and encouraging healthy relationships
  • Building self-esteem and self confidence
  • Improving communication between parents/carers, family and friends
  • Keeping yourself emotionally and physically safe
  • Offering practical support and guidance when appropriate

How many sessions can I have, where are they and how long are they?
We can offer up to six sessions. Sessions will be no longer than 45 minutes. They may take place at a youth centre, online or in the community.

Is the ‘Talk it Out’ Service confidential?
Yes.  Information about you is only shared with people outside of Allsorts at your request or with your permission. There may however, be occasions where we need to pass on information about you if the Youth Support Worker feels that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. 

What if the ‘Talk it Out’ sessions can't help me?
There may be times where we know of a service that is better placed to help you with your support needs (e.g. a mental health service, drugs & alcohol, counselling, sexual health services). If this is the case we will discuss referring you to another service.

How do I access Talk it Outs?
You can email us at youth@allsortsyouth.org.uk or make a referral here

What happens next?
You will be requested to fill out an ‘Assessment Form’ with all of your details and what you would like to achieve in one-to-one sessions. We will assign you an LGBT+ Youth Support Worker and that person will then contact you, usually within a few weeks, to arrange your first appointment.  

Please understand there may be a gap between the worker contacting you and your sessions starting, depending on how busy the Talk it Out Service is at that time.

What if I am in crisis?
The Talk it Out service and Allsorts Youth Project is not an emergency or crisis service but we have a page on our website that lists services here

Allsorts Youth Project Ltd © is registered charity in England & Wales and regulated by the Charity Commission under number 1123014 and a Company Limited by Guarantee under number 04154118. Registered office address: 69 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AE.