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GYRO (Gay Youth R Out)- LGBTQ+ Youth projects

GYRO are Liverpool's youth groups for young people aged 12 to 25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or questioning (LGBTQ+) or who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity. GYRO is a part of YPAS (Young Person's Advisory Service) which is a mental charity for children, young people and their families.

Activities include cooking on a budget, group work on young person's interests and issues, learning about LGBTQ+ rights and identities, staying safe etc. but most young people use it as a safe space to meet other like-minded and new people.

There is also 1:1 support called 'Information, Advice and Guidance' for those who need it around sexuality and gender identity with an LGBTQ+ worker.

At the moment we have a group for 12-16 year olds (secondary school age) and a group for 16-25 year olds (post secondary school age).

 

We also have a group called THE (Trans Health Education) Action Youth which is for anyone identifying as trans in any way or questioning or exploring their gender identity for ages 12-18 years old.

 

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence please phone or email, or just come along to one of our groups and speak to one of our workers, or meet other young people who understand where you are coming from. 

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Position
LGBTQ+ Information Advice & Guidance Worker
Telephone

E-mail
gyro@ypas.org.uk
Website
GYRO

Where to go

Name
YPAS
Address
36, Bolton Street
Liverpool
Postcode
L3 5LX
Notes

YPAS is next to the Adelphi Hotel, and close to Lime Street and Central train stations and Queen Square bus station.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
For age 12-16 - Tuesday 4pm - 6pm, For age 16 - 25 - Thursday 6pm - 8pm

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Young people can access the groups at any time. If 1-1 support is required staff will complete a referral form with young people and advise on the length of time they may need to wait for 1-1 support. Practical goal setting with an Information Advice & Guidance worker or therapeutic work with a counsellor are available on completion of a referral form. Please call or email for details.

Other notes
  • Accessible drop-in area and toilets on ground floor where group meets.
  • A member of staff or a young person will show you around the area where the group is held and a member of staff will complete some confidential paperwork with you to help us get to know you and for you to get to know more about what we offer.
  • If you are anxious or worried about coming along on the first time then you can arrange to meet a worker before the group (if one is available) who can introduce themselves and how the group works and show you the space we use. We understand that it can be scary to attend on your first time but remember everyone else in the group has been in that position before and knows how it feels! Please get in contact with us if you are unsure about anything.

  • Enhanced DBS check for all staff and volunteers.
  • NHS Information Governance compliant
  • Matrix Advice Quality Standard
  • Navajo LGBTI Kitemark

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