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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

LGBT Awareness Week 2017 Launch

LGBT Awareness Week 2017 Launch

LGBT Awareness Week NI 2017 – The Launch at Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Building  (Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AL) – Monday 15th May 2017 at 5.30pm, and the Programme for the Week Cara-Friend, The Rainbow Project and HereNI

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The Big Gay Health Day is Back!

The Big Gay Health Day is Back!

The Big Gay Health Day is back for 2017 in our new Belfast LGBT Centre (CQHQ, 23-31 Waring Street). Co-hosted by Cara-Friend, The Rainbow Project and

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Educating the Educators Dates Announced

Educating the Educators Dates Announced

Educating the Educators is a training session for all professionals and volunteers who work with young people in Northern Ireland. It is designed to make participants’

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Cara-Friend Regional Groups Set to Return

Cara-Friend Regional Groups Set to Return

Cara-Friend is delighted to announce the return of its LGBT Youth Regional Groups over the coming weeks. The first group to return is Cookstown Cara-Friend LGBT

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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

Jul
21
Fri
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Jul 21 @ 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
6:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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
Jul
24
Mon
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Jul 24 @ 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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