Research & Training
The Metro Centre has recently expanded and diversified its research and training portfolio. Having invested in the research skills of staff and volunteers through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Greenwich, the Metro Centre is now developing, and contributing to, a number of local, regional and national research projects. The most ambitious of these is the National Youth Chances (NYC) Project, which is a five year, national, longitudinal research study of 15,000 LGBT young people, and funded by the Big Lottery. Follow the links opposite to read more about specific research projects.
METRO has over 30 years experience of providing bespoke training solutions for external organisations, building expertise in our service areas including; youth, mental health, hate crime, domestic abuse, HIV, sexual and reproductive health. We have delivered training to local authorities, NHS trusts, housing providers, community and voluntary groups and delivered learning in a variety of settings including; conferences, seminars, workshops, action learning experiences, presentations and team briefings.
Kwasi - Mentoring
During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.
Sarah - Counselling
The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.
Abimbola- First Point
It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.
Joe - Mentoring
The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!
Ebere - First Point
I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.
Simon - Mentoring
By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.
David - Counselling
Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.
Peter- First Point
I felt so relieved to have a named First Point worker who I can call if I need to be referred to a particular service.
Joan - First Point
Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.
Michael - Counselling
I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.