LGBT Health and Well-being (Aged 11-14)

Providing support to improve health and wellbeing for LGBT people across Durham

LGBT  Support across County Durham

LGBT Health and Well-being (Aged 11-14) service stretches across County Durham. It provides common sense and practical support to young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* people, aged 11 to 14, in all the areas of health and well-being. The service is funded by Children in Need

One-to one-support and group-based activities

LGBT Health and Well-being (Aged 11-14) service makes sure we provide one-to-one support, which itself is backed up with group based support. We also run training events. The young people can refer themselves,  but most referrals come from schools and children’s mental health services.


How you can access this service

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  • You are aged between 11 and 14.
  • Living in County Durham.
  • Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or Unsure.
  • In need of support, advise and guidance around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans* Issues.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing support service offers

  • Access to health services. Sexual health and relationships advice and guidance. All services will be confidential, and you will only have to give a minimum amount of information about yourself.
  • Access to social groups. The project runs peer support groups and you may want to access some of our social activities. It’s all designed for people who use our service to feel more included and less lonely. Service users who often feel very isiolated are able to develop networks of supportive friends.
  • Family Support. We are working with you, however if it helps to support your family around anything which will help you in the future we may be able to support them too.
  • One to one support. One to one support is very popular and is tailored to the service users’ needs, The project has access to premises around County Durham but our workers can also come to your home, school or college, if that’s okay with you. Our most common area of one to one support is mental health and well-being, followed by coming out and sexual orientation /gender orientation.
  • Training and Awareness. we provide training and awareness sessions and support to a number of organisations including schools and colleges

You can ask to get involved yourself (self referral). We’ll organise a first meeting to see what kind of support you need and to fill out an assessment form.