West Sussex Service

Safe space for LGBT+ and unsure young people in HORSHAM, CHICHESTER & WORTHING to meet in a comfortable and confidential setting and access support.

In West Sussex, Allsorts' free services reach remote areas of the county, enabling young people to access specialist LGBT+ support previously unavailable to them. These services include youth groups, one-to-one support, in-schools emotional support and Advocacy for LGBT+ and Unsure young people ages 11-19 in Worthing, Horsham and Chichester.

In September 2019, 82% of Allsorts young people in West Sussex reported that they had experienced mental health problems. With 90% of young people reporting that Allsorts' 'Talk It Out' service had been of particular help to them. Evidence suggests that this kind of support reduces isolation, a major issue faced by LGBT+ and unsure young people, and improves mental health and wellbeing.

2019 saw the project develop further with the opening of its 3rd group in Worthing. Furthermore, Allsorts has launched an LGBT+ Children and Young People's Advocacy service, lifting the voices of children and young people, empowering them in difficult times, and ensuring their rights are upheld and are also now delivering our 'Talk it Out' service in schools & colleges in the area.

Groups

Under 16's

Monthly group offering a safe space for LGBT+ and unsure young people under the age of 16.

Over 16's

Monthly group offering a safe space for LGBT+ and unsure young people over the age of 16.

Interested in coming?

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West Sussex team

JP Schofield
Ryan Jones
Karla Coppendale
John Ward
West Sussex Manager
Youth Support Worker
Advocacy Worker
West Sussex Schools worker

'Talk it Out' emotional support service for schools & colleges

Some people experience barriers to accessing support and groups in our West Sussex locations. Barriers that some young people face are distance, not being able to afford to travel to Chichester, Worthing or Horsham or that people in their home are not supportive of their young person accessing LGBTU+ services because of their feelings about the LGBTU+ community. Whatever the reason, we can meet with you in your school or college (if the school agree) and provide a safe space to offer emotional support through our Talk it Out service.

For more information about the service, click here.

Funded by the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS) in partnership with West Sussex County Council

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.