Allsorts Youth Project have launched a new LGBTU Youth Support Project in West Sussex. Funded by the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS), in partnership with West Sussex County Council, the project will deliver groups & activities in Horsham & Chichester.
It will provide emotional support through our 'talk it out' service and the facilitation of regular young people’s groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Unsure young people between the ages of 11 -19 years old.
Primarily the space will be a safe environment for LGBT and Unsure (of their sexual orientation / gender identity) young people to come together and get involved in fun and creative activities supported by a team of LGBT identified Youth Support Workers and trained volunteers.
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.
For more info go to our West Sussex page!