Supporting young Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer or Questioning people through safe, welcoming and non-judgemental LGBT*Q+ youth groups and One-to-One support.
LGBT*Q youth groups in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester and One to One support across Suffolk and N. Essex. The Outreach youth venues aren’t shown on our publicity material or web site to ensure young people who are not ‘out’ can access a safe environment.
What if I’m not ‘out’?
Outreach youth provides a confidential service, we will not tell anyone that you’ve made contact with us. As not everyone who comes along is ‘out’, we’re careful to maintain confidentiality at all times – our safeguarding policy overrides this if we are concerned for your welfare -we will try to speak to you before speaking to other professionals.
For over 10 years, we have been supporting and working, with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Questioning (LGBT*Q+) young people, their friends and families across Suffolk and Essex. The strength and resilience of all the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Questioning (LGBT*Q+) young people that we are and have been in contact with inspires us.
Outreach youth also provides other Youth Work projects, with our partners, that support and work with other young people, who are often regarded as “hard to reach”, to make Suffolk and Essex a better place to live.
It's really good coming here – you can talk about gay issues and know other people are going through the same sort of things as you – I think we all help each other as well as having a laugh Female Youth – aged 15
Outreach is just a place where you can relax, be yourself and make loads of new friends. There's a comfortable environment and there's always something FABULOUS happening. It's amazing Male Youth – aged 15
I am pleased he goes to Outreach it's really been useful in supporting him and providing him the chance to meet other gay and lesbian young people in a safe space Parent