Tag Archive | Belong To

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

The past few months have been a difficult time for LGBTI+ young people, with 93% telling BeLonG To they have experienced stress, anxiety and depression during lockdown. In order to respond to the needs of this vulnerable group, they rapidly moved their specialised support services online, offering one-to-one support over text, phone and email. Additionally, […]

Invite: LGBTI+ Youth Storytelling Event with the Dublin Story Slam

Invite: LGBTI+ Youth Storytelling Event with the Dublin Story Slam

Would you like to join ‘BeLonG To’ and some brave LGBTI+ story-tellers, for an evening of entertainment on Monday? BeLonG To are partnering with the Dublin Story Slam on Monday, June 22nd, at 7pm, for an evening of online storytelling to kick off Pride Week. There will be stories from LGBTI+ young people to do with the […]

BeLonG To: 93% of LGBTI+ youth struggling with anxiety during COVID-19

BeLonG To: 93% of LGBTI+ youth struggling with anxiety during COVID-19

Findings from a national survey, conducted by BeLonG To Youth Services reveal that 93% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19. This is in comparison to 53% of the general youth population named in the Young Social Innovators Covid-19 Youth ‘Check In’ Survey 2020. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, research […]

BeLonG To: Checking in with ‘ChillOUT’ in Waterford

BeLonG To: Checking in with ‘ChillOUT’ in Waterford

When BeLonG To Youth Services first set up, young LGBTI+ people came from far and wide to attend their groups, and avail of their support services in Dublin. BeLonG To wanted to bring support closer to their homes, so they set up a national network to support LGBTI+ Youth Groups across Ireland. They work in […]

BeLonG To: The Day We Said ‘Yes’

BeLonG To: The Day We Said ‘Yes’

Can you recall those feelings of anticipation, excitement, fear, and hope, five years ago, as the nation went to the polling stations, to vote on Marriage Equality? Can you also remember that magical feeling when 62% of Ireland said YES! Moninne Griffith, of BeLonG To, says she “will never forget that moment, and many special […]

BeLonG To: Free LGBTI+ Skills Online Training

BeLonG To: Free LGBTI+ Skills Online Training

Yesterday, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, launched BeLonG To’s new online training: ‘Creating LGBTI+ Inclusive Schools and Youth Services’  This exciting new online training programme includes videos, exercises, and quizzes, to equip education and youth service professionals to become better at listening to, understanding, responding to, and supporting LGBTI+ young people – […]

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

BeLonG To are asking you to complete a survey, as they really want to understand what life is like for LGBTI+ youth in lockdown, so they can best support youth needs at this time. Can you help spread the word about their survey ‘LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown’?  The survey is for LGBTI+ young people, between […]

BeLonG To: Queerantine Quiz Fancy Dress!

BeLonG To: Queerantine Quiz Fancy Dress!

BeLonG To’s  Queerantine Quiz is back by popular demand this Sunday at 8pm – and this time they’ve got a dress code! The fabulous Bunny O’Hare will be gracing your screens with her presence again as your host. It’s €10 a screen/person, and all proceeds will go towards supporting BeLonG To’s work with LGBTI+ young […]

BeLonG To: Digital Groups for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: Digital Groups for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To’s Youth Work Team are working tirelessly – offering one-to-one sessions over phone, email and text for LGBTI+ young people who are facing increased levels of anxiety and stress. They are now offering another support service and moving their Youth Groups online. These groups offer a space for LGBTI+ young people to connect with […]

BeLonG To: Queerantine Bingo – Round 2!

BeLonG To: Queerantine Bingo – Round 2!

Didn’t get a chance to claim the Queerantine Bingo throne last week? Or maybe you swept the floor, and you’re looking to keep your winning streak going? Don’t worry, either way BeLonG To have got you covered. The people have spoken, and BelonG To  are bringing you another glorious night of virtual Queerantine Bingo this […]