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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

Aug
25
Thu
2016
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Aug 25 @ 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 G...
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth G...
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday night is Games Night in Cara-Friend LGBT Youth! All LGBT and questioning young people, aged 12-25, are very welcome to come along. Games Night hasRead More
6:00 pm COOKSTOWN Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Cookstown Youth Resource Centre
COOKSTOWN Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Cookstown Youth Resource Centre
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth runs a number of regional support groups for young LGBT people, aged 12-25. Cookstown’s regional group takes place on Thursdays fortnightly in the Cookstown YouthRead 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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