Project Indigo

by Off Centre Vetted since 2015

Summary

Many young LGTBQ people come to Project Indigo when they feel they have nowhere else to go. They find a welcoming supportive group run by psychotherapists where they can talk openly and freely about their sexual or gender identity. The service is free and gives people the chance to meet young LGBTQ people, make new friends and get involved in community events so they no longer feel alone.

$6,784
total goal
$1,594
remaining
40
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

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

Solution

Project Indigo has a strong track record of providing a safe space for young LGBTQI people living in Hackney to develop a positive sense of themselves and their identity. We provide weekly drop-in facilitated meetings lead by qualified psychotherapist and a specialist youth worker to support young LGBTQI people to develop confidence in their gender and sexuality and connect them to their local community.

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 LGBTQI people, understanding of rights and opportunities for LGBTQI 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:
Maya Walker
London, Greater London United Kingdom

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