Counselling service announced for lesbian and gay young people in Wolverhampton

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Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching ‘Here for You’, a new counselling service for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people aged 13 to 25 in Wolverhampton. The service is being provided in partnership with local youth project Base 25 and will be available at THT‘s offices in the city centre and at Base 25.

LGB young people may need additional support due to the homophobia they often experience in their families, schools and communities. Here for You aims to provide help by offering counselling and emotional support for LGB young people or any young person wanting to talk about issues around sex, safe sex, sexuality or relationships. Appointments are available during the daytime and evenings.

Jane Morel, Services Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust in Wolverhampton said:

“Lesbian and gay young people are often isolated. Unfortunately homophobia still exists and young people can be frightened of asking for support in case it leads to stigmatisation and bullying.

“There’s very little support for lesbian and gay people in Wolverhampton and we hope that the new counselling service will make a big difference to LGB young people who are not able to access other services.”

Terrence Higgins Trust also provides workshops for schools and training for teachers on LGB issues, homophobia, HIV and sexual health.

To find out more please email: info.wolverhampton@tht.org.uk or call 01902 711 818.

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