Autumn is a very busy time at BeLonG To. Next week 14th – 18th November is Stand Up! Week in post primary schools all over Ireland. This awareness campaign tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other students.
For seven years BeLonG To has been working to make Stand Up! the biggest and most effective anti-LGBT bullying campaign in post primary schools. This year their ambitions are even bigger.
You can find all the information, posters and resources for Stand Up! 2016 in the “Download the Stand Up! Pack” section of their website.
They are also thrilled to announce that this week they’ve opened ‘Monday Chats’, a One to One support service for LGBT young people who need someone to talk to.
It’s every Monday, in BeLonG To’s office on Parliament Street, with expert youth workers, who can provide information and advice on a wide range of issues, including mental health, sexual health, drug and alcohol harm reduction and bullying, or can just be a good ear for listening.
You can call them on 01 670 6223, or drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to book some ‘you time’.
With the help of wonderful friends at Pieta House, they’re also opening a counseling service. The service is for LGBT+ young people 14 to 24 years old, with suicide ideation or self-harm issues.
Young people must book access to this service through Pieta House, Ballyfermot, by calling them at 01- 6235606, and under 18’s must have guardian consent. The sessions take place in the BeLonG To office on Parliament Street, Dublin 2.