Project Indigo

by Off Centre
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Summary

Project Indigo is Hackney's only youth group and counselling service for young LGBTQ people or for people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. The service is free and the group gives members an opportunity to meet other young LGBTQ people in a supportive environment whilst having fun and making new friends.
$1,242.00
total goal
$131.00
remaining
12
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

In a recent national survey of young people for PACE's RaRE research study, 39% of LGBT+ participants under 26 year old had made at least one suicide attempt in their life as compared to 17.9% of heterosexual participants, more than double the number. We know that all too often, young LGBT+ people experience bullying, rejection and harassment which can seriously affect their mental health, well-being and ability to get on with life.

Solution

Project Indigo is our LGBTQ youth group and counselling service for young LGBTQ people or for people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. The service is free. Our group gives young people an opportunity to meet other young LGBTQ people in a supportive environment whilst having fun and making new friends.

Long-Term Impact

The sustainable long-term benefits are reducing isolation, making meaningful and sustainable friendships, clear vision of hopes and dreams, improved communication about needs and desires, increased confidence, improved attitude towards education/work, enduring success in education/work, increased awareness of rights and opportunities available to LGBT people, understanding of rights and opportunities for LGBT people.

Resources

http:/​/​www.offcentre.org.uk
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Organization Information

Off Centre

Location: London, Hackney - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.offcentre.org.uk
Project Leader:
Jocelyn Yeboah-Newton
London, Greater London United Kingdom

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