LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender young people and their friends.

Service Description

They provide information and advice about a wide range of topics, including coming out, keeping well mentally and bullying.

One-to-one advice is available online with a trained youth worker. Workers can chat with you about anything from your sexual or gender identity; coming out; relationship issues; bullying; to sexual health – this is a private place designed for you to comfortably chat with Digital Youth Worker. All conversations are fully confidential.

If LiveChat isn’t for you then you can speak to a digital youth worker by email (info@lgbtyouth.org.uk) or text (07786202370)

There are also a range of groups and activities across Scotland. The groups are a great place to meet new people and you can chat to a youth worker as a group or one-to-one. There are several groups in Edinburgh that meet regularly in 40 Commercial Street, EH6 6JD:

InfiniT –  for younger transgender people aged 13-16 years. It meets every Monday from 5.30pm-7.30pm

Beyond Gender – for transgender people aged 17 – 25, every Tuesday evening from 7.00 – 9.00 pm.

Sound Youth –for LGBT people aged 13 – 16. Every Wednesday from 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Vada –  for LGBT people aged 17 – 25. Every Thursday from 7.00 – 9.00pm

All our groups are drop-in sessions, so you can decide how often and for how long you attend a group. If you’re coming to a group for the first time and are feeling a bit nervous, just get in touch with us! We can support you to access youth groups in a way that feels comfortable and manageable for you.

To keep up to date with the latest youth group information in your area you can visit the youth group listing page on the main LGBT Youth website here.

There are also various national projects working with the local groups such as the National Youth Council and other things that you can get involved in. If you would like to find out more, please visit the LGBT Youth website here. 

Service Categories

Eligibility

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people aged 13 - 17 years.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

40 Commercial Street
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6JD

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday & Tuesday Online Chat 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 555 3940
Email: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
Website: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Regional Transport Buses - bus numbers 16, 22, 35 and 36 all stop outside the office

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: LGBT Youth Scotland – Lothian

Type: Charity/Voluntary

LGBT Youth Scotland work towards the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in the life of Scotland. The provide a range of services including groups and one to one support.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 555 3940
Email: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
Website: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Service Hours

Monday & Tuesday Online Chat 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

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