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LGBTQ+ SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN & AROUND EPSOM AND EWELL

Posted by Kat Heath on 04 Feb 2019

This month is LGBT+ History Month! 🏳️‍🌈

Coming out or coming to terms with your sexuality or gender identity can be an isolating and confusing time for young people and their families. Thankfully in the Epsom and Ewell Families area there is a lot of support and help for both children and parents of LGBTQ+ children and teens.

Below is an extensive guide to these services in the area.

LION LGBT+
Lion is a friendly and informal group based in Banstead supporting parents of LGBT+ children and teens.
LION gives advice and guidance on how to support your children through coming out and offers a monthly meet up where you can meet other parents over coffee or wine and discuss worries, share experiences and celebrate your family within a positive atmosphere.

For more information visit: Lion LGBT Facebook page or email: lionparentsurrey@gmail.com
(Contact: Kerensa.)

OUTLINE.
Outline is an LGBTQ+ Support charity based in Surrey.
Trained volunteers offer support, advice and guidance for those who need to talk or need information regarding LGBTQ+ issues.

The phone line is: 01483 727667 (open Tuesdays and Sundays between 7.30pm and 10pm)
or alternatively visit: www.outlinesurrey.org.

OUTCROWD
A volunteer run group which meets once a month at various locations in Surrey.
Outcrowd provides a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to meet and discuss any concerns or issues over a drink in an informal atmosphere.

For more information on dates and venues of future meet ups visit: www.outcrowd.org or the phone line is: 01483 727667.

TWISTER
Twister is an LGBTQ+ youth group aimed at 13-19 year olds.
Activities include,  Music, Art, Craft and cooking.
At the beginning of the session those who identify as trans may want to change into clothing which reflects their gender identity.  A youth worker will meet you in a public place such as a coffee shop to discuss whether the group is right for you.

Contact: 07812667869 (Zareena Linley Waine) or 07805518588 (Nick – Epsom coordinator) alternatively email: lgbtyouth@surreycc.gov

LGBTQ + GROUP @SUTTON YOUTH CENTRE
An informal group for 13-19 year olds offering guidance, advice and information on any up and coming LGBTQ events within the Sutton and Epsom area.
A great way to make friends and find out about the LGBTQ community in the area.
Meet ups are every Wednesday between 7pm-9pm.

For more information call: 020 8770 6661

GAY SURREY
Gay Surrey is a service which gives information on LGBTQ+ bars, clubs, events and news in the Surrey area.  Events such as social night meet ups and over 30s nights are just a few of the activities that Gay Surrey organise and promote.

Join the mailing list here: www.gaysurrey.org

LGBTQ+ SWITCHBOARD
The Switchboard is a charity run helpline offering confidential help and support for the LGBTQ++ community.
Open 10am-10pm daily.

Call: 0300 330 0630 or alternatively email: Chris@switchboard.lgbt

If you know of any other local clubs please do get in touch and let us know.

Kat xx

 

 
Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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