The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre
(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.
(Featured resource)Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who you are physically and emotionally attracted to. Everyone has a sexual orientation – lesbian, straight, bisexual, gay or one of many other types and this might change over time. This webpage covers coming out, LGB pride, homophobia and prejudice, and twelve types of sexual orientation.
Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
Treating someone unfairly because of who they are or what they believe in is called discrimination. Equal opporunities are about making sure this doesn’t happen, and that everyone is treated fairly. On this webpage, you can find about what you need to know about discrimination, discrimination in sport, and what you should do if you’re being discriminated against.
Tackling Sexual Violence in the LGBT Community
Sexual violence can affect anyone regardless of their gender identity or what type of relationship they’re in. The Mix takes a look at sexual violence in the LGBT community and find out where you can get support. This webpage contains information about the myth that you don’t have to worry about consent due to their partner being the same gender, what to do if your partner is drunk, and what to do if you’re trans and worried about sexual assault.
How to Come Out
So, after a lot of soul searching you’ve worked out you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender but how do you tell this to the people you love? Coming out is scary, so The Mix is here to hold your hand.
Everybody has sexuality, but not everybody’s sexuality is the same. Sexuality is a combination of your sexual orientation and your ability to experience sexual feelings. Your sexuality can also be a word used to describe your sexual activity. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of sexuality, as well as top tips for someone who is questioning their sexuality.
Coming Out as a Young Person
This web page delivers help and advice for young people who are coming out as LGBT. It covers topic such as why an individual should could out, how they could tell people, and offers links to support for individuals going through the coming out process.
Homophobic bullying is when someone treats you badly because of how they see your sexual orientation. It can include treating you badly or hurting you on purpose. It’s wrong but you can get help. This webpage contains information on what homophobia is, how you can be yourself, coming out and, getting help and staying safe.
LGBT? Get Advice Online
Coming out as LGBT can be hard, so maybe finding a space online to talk about it could be easier? When finding a space online to talk about your sexuality or gender identity make sure you’re safe. This web page talks about how to stay safe when trying to find people online to talk to online about being LGBT. This webpage also has links to safe spaces to talk about being LGBT.