Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow is a part social, part support group for young people aged 13-25 years who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans*, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity. We run a closed confidential youth group based in St Helens, Merseyside. At Over the Rainbow, you will find a group of likeminded young people that you can socialise with safely.
We offer information, advice and guidance on a range of issues relevant to young people in general and LGBTQ young people in particular, including coming out, bullying, sexual and emotional and mental health and well-being. If additional support is required e.g. counselling, we will signpost them to an appropriate service.
To empower all young people to have positive self-esteem and confidence, to give realisation they are supported, to give them a sense that they are part of a community and never alone, the freedom of expression and opportunity for association.
We overcome and help with integration, address issues caused or intensified by prejudice and give full access to support and public services.
We celebrate the LGBT calendar and have themed discussions, activities in current LGBT topics.
WHAT WE DON’T DO
We are not a medical service; we cannot provide you with a diagnosis of any kind.
How to Access
ACCESSING THE GROUP
When you access you will receive an induction including an explanation of how the group works and what it can offer. They will be asked if there are any particular issues they may want support with, and if they are receiving any support elsewhere.
Young people will be informed about the venue and planned activities they may take part in.
Over the Rainbow social support group takes place on the 1st Wednesday of the month.