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Who we are

Cara-Friend is an organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, educating, and offering friendship to everyone in the LGBT community. [Read more]

What we do

We offer support through our different services including LGBT Switchboard NI, Cara-Friend LGBT Youth, Family Ties Project and through our free counselling services [Read more]

How to get involved

There are numerous ways to get involved with our organisation through our Befriending Scheme, community groups, or by becoming a volunteer. [Read more]
LATEST NEWS FROM CARA-FRIEND

Wheelworks Exhibition Launch

Wheelworks Exhibition Launch

Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Belfast took part in an eight-week creative arts programme from January-March, facilitated by Wheelworks. The focus was on representation in media and LGBT

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Educating the Educator Training

Educating the Educator Training

Cara-Friend, as part of LGBT Awareness Week 2016, are delivering an evening of training for professionals and volunteers who work with young people, particularly those in

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Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Residential

Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Residential

Cara-Friend recently organised a residential weekend for young LGBT people at the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor. The residential weekend had a focus on good

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Cara-Friend Study Trip to Athens

Cara-Friend Study Trip to Athens

The staff of Cara-Friend recently took part in a European LGBT conference in Athens, Greece. Organised by the local branch of AEGEE- Europe, the European Students’ Forum,

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OUR GROUPS AND SERVICES
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Do you need to talk to someone about your sexuality? Perhaps you feel isolated, or maybe just want to know...Read More
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The aim of the Family Ties Project is to provide practical advice and support to parents who are perhaps... Read More
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Cara-Friend Youth is Northern Ireland's largest LGBTQ youth group providing a forum for support, personal development and...Read More

Upcoming Events

May
30
Mon
2016
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 4pm, LGBT Switchboard NI operates it’s helpline and online chat support service. Call the Switchboard on 0808 8000 390, orRead More
7:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets every Monday evening at the Belfast LGBT Centre from 6:00pm onwards.  If you would like more information about our activities, please contact theRead More
May
31
Tue
2016
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 4pm, LGBT Switchboard NI operates it’s helpline and online chat support service. Call the Switchboard on 0808 8000 390, orRead More
If you are distressed or require immediate help and support out-of-hours, please contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Lines open 24/7.
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