Youth

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

Growing up can be tough, and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small, is worth it.  24/7 ANONYMOUS TEXT SUPPORT If you need support at any time of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7, with […]

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

The toymaker behind Barbie launched a range of gender-neutral dolls on Wednesday, which can be styled as either girls or boys, saying children were moving away from traditional stereotypes. Mattel’s ‘Creatable World’ dolls come with removable wigs, allowing them to switch between long and short hair, as well as outfits including both dresses and trousers, […]

ISPCC: Make a difference for children this Childline Breakfast Week!

ISPCC: Make a difference for children this Childline Breakfast Week!

All Rise for Childline Make a difference for children this Childline Breakfast Week! 21st – 27th October 2019 ISPCC Childline, Ireland’s national active listening service for children, is calling on creches, schools, community groups, businesses and individuals across the country to host a breakfast this October and help raise vital funds to ensure Childline is always there […]

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway has examined the problem of social media overload, which is the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information demands a person is exposed to through social media channels, that may require energy and […]

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

(Reuters) – In 2016, Chilean 14-year-old Catalina began to identify with friends and family as Alexis, a boy. It took Chile’s conservative, Roman Catholic legal system far longer to come around. Alexis, who was born an identical twin with his sister, Maria Ignacia, two weeks ago changed his name and sex in the civil registry, […]

BeLonG To: LGBT Training for Mental Health Professionals

BeLonG To: LGBT Training for Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professionals: Would you like to learn how to support the mental health of LGBTI+ young people, and understand the current landscape of LGBTI+ young people’s mental health? If you are a Mental Health Professional, BeLonG To  invite you to a series of free, one-day workshops on the topic of supporting LGBTI+ young people’s […]

BeLonG To: Amplifying LGBTI+ Voices With Climate Survey

BeLonG To: Amplifying LGBTI+ Voices With Climate Survey

This Summer, BeLonG To are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ young people, between 12 and 18 years, at school via our School Climate Survey. This is their first School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University, in the USA. They will share the results with politicians, policy makers, educators, and […]