METRO Youth provides a range of services for young LGBTQ people aged 16-25...
We run youth groups across different boroughs in south London and Medway. Each group offers the chance to get support from one of our youth workers, to socialise with other young LGBTQ people, to learn about topics such as coming out and different aspects of health, as well as getting involved with trips and visits to events across London and the south-east. The groups run as 'closed groups' so you need to get in touch with one of our team of youth workers first at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8305 5004. We will then set-up a one-to-one meeting with one of our team to assess how best to support your involvement in our groups and beyond.
A new weekly group starting up in Lambeth for young people aged 13-19. Star provides a safe space to be yourself, get advice and support, meet other LGBTQ young people and take part in a range of fun activities and trips chosen by the group members. METRO Star is funded by the Young Lambeth Cooperative.
Weekly group meets every Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm for young people in Greenwich & Bexley. Shine offers a great space to chill-out, socialise and meet new people, have fun and take part in a number of great activities and workshops chosen by its group members.
Weekly group meets every Thursday 6.30-9.30 pm for young people in Bromley. SNAP is a lively group with an active programme of activities and outings chosen by its group members. The group has hosted many creative activities and fun outings.
Weekly group meets every Friday 7-9pm for young people in Lewisham. Live is currently meeting in Greenwich. You can meet other young people, take part in workshops, projects, and get support on any personal or practical matter.
Weekly group meets every Wednesday from 6-8pm for young people in Southwark. Spark offers a friendly space and has lately organised trips out to the local climbing centre.
METRO Stand Out
Fortnightly group meets every other Tuesday from 6-8pm in Rochester. As well as meetings looking at a range of health topics and fun activities, the Stand Out! group also planned and delivered Medway's first LGBTQ youthsummit called 'Stand Out: The Outing' in May 2015.
We also have a range of other services at METRO that we can link you up with including counselling, sexual health clinics and victim support. We also work together with other organisations who can provide specialised support in areas such as housing.
For more information about any of our youth groups call 020 8305 5000 or email us email@example.com. Your enquiry will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
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.
Abimbola- First Point
It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah - Counselling
The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.
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.
Joe - Mentoring
The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!
David - Counselling
Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.