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METRO Youth: Making a difference for LGBTQ young people

METRO Youth provides free and confidential services to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexuality or gender) young people in South East London.

METRO has been working with LGBTQ young people for 30 years and is well recognised as a leader in the field. The service is accredited under the 'You're Welcome' scheme for making health services young people friendly.

METRO Youth makes a difference to LGBTQ young people live through comprehensive assessments, youth groups, one to one interactions, satellite work, outreach and rigorous quality assurance.

We provide a range of services including:

METRO Zest

Fortnightly group for young LGBTQ people aged 16 and under.

METRO Shine

Weekly group for LGBTQ people aged 16-25 in Greenwich & Bexley. Shinemeets every Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm in Greenwich.

METRO Snap

Weekly group for LGBTQ people aged 16-25 in Bromley. Snap meets every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm in Bromley.

METRO Live

Weekly group for LGBTQ people aged 16-25 in Lewisham. Live meets every Friday 7-9pm in Greenwich currently.

METRO Juice

LGBTQ young people's alcohol information and counselling service and capacity building for organisations in the South East London area, to support and enable them to work more inclusively with LGBTQ young people.

MYAP

The MYAP Project supports 13-19 (up t o 25 for SEN) year old LGBTQ young people in Tower Hamlets who are not in education, employment and training (NEET) by improving their recorded and accredited outcomes and addressing their support needs as barriers to achievement. Through outreach and one to one work, LGBTQ NEET young people's need is identified. Support and referral to relevant services and training and employment opportunities including volunteering is then provided.

Referrals can be made by any professional, or young people can self refer.

Joe - Mentoring

The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!

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.

Abimbola- First Point

It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

David - Counselling

Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.

METRO is always looking for talented people of all backgrounds for a variety of interesting roles, as employees and volunteers.
Support comes in many forms, money is one of them! We'd very much appreciate a donation to help us continue our work.