Support for young LGBT+ people
YC Hertfordshire supports young LGBT+ people through projects across the county and through the 'Who not What' group, which represents the voice of the young LGBT+ community of Hertfordshire at a county-wide level.
YC Hertfordshire projects for young LGBT+ people
YC Hertfordshire runs LGBT+ projects across the whole of the county. They are safe environments where you can meet other LGBT+ young people in Hertfordshire, get support, learn new things and have fun!
Professionals who work with young people and parents/carers can refer a young person to one of these projects here: Make a referral
COVID-19 update: YC Hertfordshire currently has nine LGBT+ projects running online via video conferencing. Find full details here by clicking on your local team's page:
The 'Be Yourself Be Proud' LGBTQ Project is YC Hertfordshire's project in Cheshunt for young people aged 13-17 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexuality or gender (LGBTQ). Joining the group will allow you to meet other LGBTQ young people in a safe space. You'll find the meetings informative and fun and the staff supportive to all who attend. We aim to provide a support network and opportunities for young LGBTQ people to socialise and learn new skills.
The YC Hertfordshire Dacorum Team runs the 'Happy as I am' LGBTQ Project in Hemel Hempstead for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender young people and those questioning their sexuality every Thursday evening.
The YC Hertfordshire Happy As I Am project is a group for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality. Joining the group will allow you to meet other young LGBTQ people. Together you will plan and work towards positive choices. You'll get to take part in a wide range of activities and discussions about different subjects that you're interested in.
Identity is an LGBTQ project run by the YC Hertfordshire Stevenage Team for young people in the area who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality.
POWWA stands for Proud of Who We Are! This project is for young people aged 13-17 in the Three Rivers area who are exploring their identity and may need a boost in confidence. At this YC Hertfordshire LGBTQ project you can access support in a social setting, take part in activities and meet other young LGBTQ people.
The YC Hertfordshire Pride in Ware LGBTQ project is for young people in the East Herts area who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality or gender. Joining the group will allow you to meet other LGBTQ young people in a safe space. You'll find the meetings informative and fun and the staff supportive to all who attend. The group meets every other Thursday evening in Ware.