We are all different and unique and at The College we celebrate diversity and promote equality. We believe that everyone has the right to express their individuality and we strive to create an inclusive, accepting and tolerant community.
In this toolkit, you will find links to organisations that can support you and offer advice on coming to terms with your sexuality, understanding these feelings and coming out to others.
If you feel you have ever been a victim of discrimination, it is important to report this behaviour and not suffer alone.
Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, 7 Cups can connect you to kind people and help you develop new skills to solve your problems.
We have a friendly and supportive online LGBTQ community that is free and easy to access. Talk to someone in a 1-1 chat, or join our LGBT chat room to chat with others who understand what you’re going through.
You can get support with exploring your sexuality, gender identity or coming out. We have many people across the LGBTQ spectrum.
Do you identify with any of the following labels? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, l, transgender, pansexual, gender neutral, queer, asexual, or any others. We can offer you free, 24/7 support today.
Online Chat Forum
LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Our services and activities include: a range of support groups; face-to-face counselling; a helpline, email and pop-in service; a befriending scheme; a sexual health programme, a substance-misuse project; organisational training; a range of guides and resources; a national website; advice surgeries; LGBT infrastructure support; various research projects and policy campaigning.
Over The Rainbow
Our counselling service is also available for you to discuss problems in a safe, confidential space with a qualified, professional counsellor, helping you to see things from a different perspective, think and act more productively and feel more confident in yourself.
We work closely with local drug and alcohol agencies if you feel you need a referral to a specialist service.
We would like to empower and support you to take care of yourself as a whole, to educate you and provide easy access to condoms and lube, reducing the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection. We’re here to provide advice, support and information for a healthier community.
SPACE Youth Project
We support Dorset’s youth who are or may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or anything in between.
To empower all young people to have positive self-esteem and confidence, to give realisation they are supported, to give them a sense that they are part of a community and never alone, the freedom of expression and opportunity for association.
We overcome and help with integration, address issues caused or intensified by prejudice and give full access to support and public services.
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