Getting Support

We provide free one-to-one support to young LGBT+ people living in County Durham and Newcastle.

We know that everyone is different so we are flexible in the way we can support you. Our one-to-one support can be face to face or if you would prefer we can have a chat on the phone. We have spaces where you access support and our services are accessible and friendly.

County Durham support services for LGBT+ young people aged between 11 and 14 who live in around County Durham and are in need of support with their gender identity or sexual orientation.
1:1 support
Family Support
LGBTQ Groups
Activities

Email Steph Wingfield on lgbt@humankindcharity.org.uk
call 01325731160

County Durham support services for LGBT+ young people aged between 15 and 25 who live in around County Durham and are in need of support with their gender identity or sexual orientation

1:1 support
Family Support
LGBTQ Groups
Activities
Email Jo Dixon on lgbt@humankindcharity.org.uk
call 01325731160

Newcastle support services for LGBT+ young people aged between 11 and 25 who live and around Newcastle and are in need of support with their gender identity or sexual orientation
Email Lewis Latimer on lgbt@humankindcharity.org.uk
call 01325731160

How to access our services

To access our support service and activity groups a referral form needs to be completed, we can do this over the phone or email one out to you.  Young people can self refer to our service or the form can be completed by parents or carers, teachers, health professionals, youth workers etc. To request a referral form contact lgbt@humankindcharity.org.uk

Once we receive your referral, we will arrange an appointment to meet up with you and will have some basic forms to fill in. Once these are completed, you will be able to receive one-to-one support, access the peer support groups and other activities.

Accessing Services when you are not out to Parents/Carers

If you are aged between 13-16 and you want to access the support, however you are not out to your parents, we will complete a form to ensure that you understand the service and you are able to consent to your own support needs. This would be all completed in a confidential way, meaning that we would not tell anyone without your permission that you are in contact with us or what we tell you.

Confidentiality

LGBT North East follow a confidentiality policy which means the information you share with us will be kept private.

There may be times where we have to break our confidentiality agreement if we think you or someone else are at risk of serious harm.

We will always try to speak to you first if we need to share any information.