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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

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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New Partnership with ShoutOut

New Partnership with ShoutOut

We at Cara-Friend are delighted to announce a new partnership with ShoutOut, which will see our work in schools much enhanced and extended over the coming

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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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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

Dec
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Mon
2016
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Dec 12 @ 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 LISBURN Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Lisburn YMCA
LISBURN Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Lisburn YMCA
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth runs a number of regional support groups for young LGBT people, aged 12-25. Lisburn’s regional group takes place weekly on Thursdays in the LisburnRead More
7:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre
Dec 12 @ 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
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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