Posted on: 20/12/2019
Support and Information
As part of our Rainbow Flag Award commitment, the resource below outlines the support, information and guidance available to LGBT students, parents, carers and staff.
External LGBT+ Support and Information
The following organisations provide a range of resources and services for LGBT young people, their parents or carers and professionals who work with LGBT young people:
42nd Street http://42ndstreet.org.uk - support for young people aged 13-25, including therapeutic support.
The Proud Trust www.theproudtrust.org - provides youth groups, support and advice for LGBT young people and for professionals.
Mermaids www.mermaidsuk.org.uk - runs a helpline for teenagers and children with gender identity concerns in addition to providing specific resources for transgendered students and their parents.
Drop-in Support for Students and Points of Contact for Parents and Carers
Specific, non-judgemental, support will be provided to all students dependant on their needs and we have a range of systems that aim to support the inclusion of all of our students. In the first instance students can:
- Speak to their Form Tutor or their Leaders/Managers of Character and Culture
- Access our Rainbow drop in on a Wednesday after school in the Sixth Form area from 3:05 - 3:20pm
- Contact the Safeguarding Team - Ms Jarvis, Mr Chapman or Ms Brough
- Talk to one of the LGBT Ambassadors or Mr King
WyNotLGBTQ is a weekly youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in Wythenshawe, meeting at the forum every Wednesday between 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Further information can be obtained by contacting The Proud Trust.