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Streetwise is a young people’s (under 25’s) project based in the City Centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.
It’s a free, confidential and friendly advice centre.
Streetwise offer information and advice on any issue, sexual health and contraception (no appointment needed… just drop in) and have a free counselling service.
You can call during opening hours on 0191 230 5400.
3 in 10 LGBT+ young people will consider running away at some point and young LGBT+ people are three times more likely to run away from home. Runaway Helpline, which is a service run by Missing People, is a free, 24-hour helpline service for young people and we want to reach out more to help LGBT+ people who have run away or are thinking of running away. Runaway Helpline staff and volunteers give specialised support through their helpline to missing children and adults as well as providing practical and emotional support for friends and family who have a loved one missing and are desperately waiting for news. The free, confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day by phone, text and email. Call or text 116000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – counsellors are there to help you sort it out.
Click on the above link to go to the website.
Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child abuse.
EACH provides award-winning support to individuals affected by homophobia
and training to organisations committed to realising an equal and
safe environment for all regardless of sex, faith, sexuality, age, ethnicity or ability.
ALBERT KENNEDY TRUST
offers advice and support for gay and bisexual teenagers made homeless because of their sexuality.
BEING GAY IS OK
gay youth support website – run by young people for young people. Advice and information on ‘coming out’, being gay, articles and problem pages.
COMING OUT AND STAYING OUT
This online guide has been written for gay and bisexual men of all ages who are thinking of ‘coming out’. It includes information about coming to terms with being gay, and advice on how to tell others.
Am I gay? was I born this way? Website featuring accounts from young gay men, including their coming to terms with their sexuality, coming out, and their experiences of talking about their feelings with friends and parents, as well as their expectations and concerns.
For young people aged 12-18. The website gives information on contraception, sex and relationships and allows you to search for services anywhere in the UK.
Helpline: 0800 28 29 30
Working towards equality in education for LGBT young people. On-line student toolkit and resources.
This site has been designed to introduce you to the Exceeding Expectations Initiative and to give you information about tackling homophobia and addressing sexuality with young people.
Information has taken from a wide range of sources including the Department for Children, Schools and Families guidance on Homophobic Bullying, Stonewall, EACH and Connexions to provide a local perspective informed by national guidance.
Youth Homeless North East is a regional service that works with over 40 partner housing agencies, they aim to help young people ‘move on’ and work with their partners to offer housing support to young people.
Centrepoint, Miners Hall Red Hill Durham DH1 4BD
Tel: 0191 384 4033