New Beginnings LGBT project

New Beginnings is a youth group for young people who are LGBT aged 11 – 25 years. The aim of the project is to provide a safe place for young people to meet, learn, to be and find who they are in a safe non – judgemental environment.

The project is described as a ‘closed’ project. To access the project a young person would have to come through the following referrals pathways:

  • EIP Gateway.
  • Referrals from other agencies across Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley and depending on where young people live. Young people who live in Sefton will be given priority.
  • Self – Referral.

 The work we deliver is developmental group work, one to one work and family support. The areas of work we deliver range from:

  • Keeping Safe Work – Understanding risks, vulnerabilities, consequences and putting in place strategies to stay safe. 
  • Understanding bullying and strategies to put in place to address it.
  • Understanding of sexual health and strategies to put in place to stay healthy.
  • Understanding homophobia and strategies to put in place to stay safe.
  • Substance misuse including alcohol and strategies to put in place to stay healthy.
  • Parent support group.

Through participation in the above pieces of work, through the influence of positive role models, a safe environment and having fun young people are able to understand and learn how to make informed choices that lead to improved life chances. 

Last Updated on 27 February 2017

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