Our qualified LGBTQ+ youth support team work with young people to provide a range of services to best meet needs, including those of trans and non-binary young people. We are based in a number of schools across Wandsworth, Merton and Richmond and we also support young people in community settings.
If you’d like support, please contact us: email@example.com | 07529 221 239
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our members. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Free2B and will not be tolerated. If bullying does occur, all young people/children and parent/carers should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
Please read our policies to find out more or speak to a member of staff:
We sometimes receive details from external organisations about youth opportunities including paid work, internships, volunteering and courses.
Please click here to access the opportunities page
We have been commissioned by Lambeth ICS to carry out a consultation to find out what LGBTQ+ young people want in the borough.
If you live in Lambeth or go to a Lambeth school – please click here to find out more and to get involved!
We deliver a trans well-being peer support group during the school holidays. The group is for trans and gender variant young people to come together in a safe space and explore positive coping strategies and improve well-being.
Working with our trans members we have developed a trans 101 guide.
We recognise that there are often additional barriers for queer young people who are black and Asian and those from faith backgrounds. Information can often focus on negative aspects of these intersectionalities and so we are delighted to bring to you a fabulous guide created by our support worker Zari celebrating identities.
The Gap provides a safe, social space for LGBTQ+ youth aged 13-19 (and up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities). The club meets every Friday 6-8pm (safeguarded venue).
We offer a wide range of youth curriculum activities and sessions covering both mainstream youth and LGBTQ+ specific topics as well as special events, off-site trips and even residentials!
If you are a young person or professional wishing to refer to The Gap, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07529 221 239
Gapsters is our junior youth group for young people aged 9-14 who are questioning their sexuality and / or gender and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The club meets every Friday 4pm-5:30pm (safeguarded venue)
Gapsters provides a safe social space for our junior members to meet other young people, learn about the LGBTQ+ community and most of all… have fun!
Parental consent for those under 13 to attend is mandatory.
If you are a parent or professional wishing to refer to Gapsters please contact us: email@example.com | 07529 221 239
Wednesday Wellbeing is a weekly online LGBTQ+ group, 5:30pm – 6:30pm via zoom
It is a safe space for young people aged 13-19. We understand the additional complexities of accessing an online group – members don’t have to keep their camera on and can use the chat function or just listen, if they don’t feel like talking.
Free2Talk is our 1:1 support service for LGBTQ+ young people aged 13-19. We provide a safe space for young people to explore their situations and develop the necessary skills and strategies to manage the difficulties they face. We also provide information and guidance to explore practical support such as gender affirming techniques including safe binding.
If you are a young person or professional wishing to refer to our mentoring service, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07529 221 239
We have a fabulous panel of reps for the 2023-2024 academic year and we will keep recruitment open throughout the year for anyone who would like to join.
We recognise that there are barriers preventing many of our members from getting involved. In particular, this impacts black and brown young people, those from faith communities and individuals who are not out at home.
To address this, alongside our fabulous members above, we also have an extended council – Rainbow PowerHouse enabling young people to help us with decision making through online engagement.
Our youth council are always busy working on social action projects as well as supporting Free2B to ensure our services are responsive to needs.
Past and present Gap youth club members and Free2Talk mentees aged 14+ are welcome to apply. For more information and to request an application form, please contact: email@example.com | 07757 502 726
Reporting Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) hate crimes
Galop supports the LGBT+ community who have experienced hate crimes and they can help you to report to the police or help you pass on information anonymously if you choose Visit website
Stop Hate UK has a young person’s helpline and hate crime resources. 0800 138 1625 or visit Stop Hate UK website. For a confidential 24-hour helpline for young people under 18, call 0808 801 0576 or text 07717 989 025
Why Me? offers those affected by hate crime the chance to explain their thoughts and feelings around what happened, as well as how they have been affected, through Restorative Justice. Visit Website
You can also report HBT hate crimes directly to the MET police Visit Website
Good source of information should your child be a victim of bullying. Includes advice and guidance on how to challenge your child’s school if you are unhappy with their response. Visit website
Text 89868 for free and confidential sex and relationship advice available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Sexual health, drugs & alcohol advice for teenagers with LGBTQ specific information. Plus service information for the following London Boroughs: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton & Wandsworth. Visit website
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