LGBTQ Support - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

LGBTQ Support

We support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and those questioning their sexual or gender identity) children, young people and their families in the UK

Gender Space is a service for trans young people aged 12-18 in the North of England. Support takes place remotely via phone or internet platforms and takes place over four tailored sessions. The same support is also offered to the parents/carers or other special adult of a young trans person.
Events occur every month where young people and families accessing the service can meet each other and share experiences.


Back at the start, we were a small group of concerned parents sitting around the kitchen table, coming together to share experiences, find answers and look for ways to keep our children safe and happy.
Today, Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.
We also seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-diverse young people.

for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Stripes+ (LGBTQIA+) Youth Group

Stripes is a LGBTQIA+ group for young people aged 13-19. The group meets weekly (currently via Zoom) – it is a friendly, supportive environment and is supported by youth workers.

One to one support is available at all sessions and we provide advice, guidance and learning around forming positive relationships, building self-esteem, online safety, sexual health and much more.


Please contact us if you wish to join the group. A youth worker will meet you for a friendly confidential chat and support you to join the session.

How to book

Please contact us on 01977 727018 before attending to speak with the lead youth worker.

FFLAG is part of the Safe Space Alliance, which is a LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide.