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 Youth which will begin on Wednesday, October 19th and continue fortnightly each Wednesday from 7-9pm in the Cookstown Youth Resource Centre. All those identifying as LGBTQ+ and aged between 12 and 25 are welcome to attend with no referral necessary, simply drop in and say hello! Lisburn Cara-Friend LGBT Youth returns on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, October 27th from 6-8pm in Lisburn YMCA. After that it will run weekly from Monday, November 7th. Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Ballymena returns to N-Gage fortnightly from Thursday, November 3rd, 3.30pm-6pm. 

If you have any queries regarding the Cookstown, Lisburn or Ballymena groups, please contact Jo McParland on joanne.mcparland@cara-friend.org.uk

Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Antrim will also be returning in the coming weeks, along with a new regional group in Strabane. Details to follow soon on the start dates and regular meetings for these.

Cara-Friend LGBT Youth regional groups aim to bring services and support for all LGBTQ+ youth out of the main urban centres and into the more rural areas to support young people who identify as LGBT, or are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It’s a safe space environment where young people can be themselves, and meet other people who are in the same situation as themselves.

Cara-Friend also offer other services regionally across Northern Ireland, including workshops and training for schools, youth clubs and other organisations working with young people. A list of those can be found on our Training and Workshops page. We also offer one-to-one support for young people struggling with their identity, regardless of where they are located in Northern Ireland. Contact Declan on declan.meehan@cara-friend.org.uk to arrange.

Upcoming Events

Mar
30
Thu
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Mar 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
Mar
31
Fri
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Mar 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
6:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Cara-Friend LGBT Centre
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Cara-Friend LGBT Centre
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for our drop-in youth groups for LGBT people aged 12-25. Friday nights are casual, informal and laid back, designed to provide you withRead More
Apr
3
Mon
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Apr 3 @ 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

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