The Brunswick Centre run several projects and groups that support LGBT young people with real day-to-day issues and give them the opportunity to meet other LGBT young people.
Joining LGBT yOUTh
Young people can self-refer or are referred by teachers, youth workers, CAMHS workers and other professionals. Contact The Brunswick Centre for a referral form.
All young people attend our service are invited to a welcome meeting first with a member of staff and the elements of the project are explained to them. They can then choose which aspects of the service they would like to access.
If you would like to make a referral please complete our online ‘yOUTh Service Referral Form‘
Supporting Trans and Gender Questioning Students:
This guide, created by the National Education Union, aims to look at first steps in supporting gender-variant or questioning students in the educational environment and point to resources that may be useful to school and college staff in achieving this.
Glossary of terms
There are lots of terms that are now used within the LGBT community. Ask questions if you are unsure which terms are correct, apologise if you get it wrong and attempt to make the person you are supporting know that you are trying your best. A useful list of terms can be found below.
Our Young People have also made their own glossary of terms
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of any of these characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
These are often referred to as protected characteristics.
A useful document that we have produced can be found below
LGBT+ Engagement Toolkit
The aim of this toolkit is to provide practical, informative and useful advice and support on how to improve engagement with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT+) communities.
The document can be found here