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YAY! YOUTH
GROUPS

LGBTQ+ Youth Groups in Truro. Find your tribe.

If you are aged 13 – 25 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual trans, non-binary, intersex, asexual, queer, or similar (or if you think you might be), come and try our youth groups.

 

Here you’ll find a safe and relaxed space to meet other LGBTQ+ people of a similar age, have some fun, learn some stuff, and generally feel heard and understood. We can even refund your train or bus ticket if you can’t afford to make it otherwise.

 

Our professional youth workers help to keep sessions safe and interesting and we have lots of different sorts of groups.

We currently split the ages of the groups to: 

13 – 17 year olds 

18 – 25 year olds

What do YAY Groups look like?

Groups are mostly on Tuesday evenings and some Saturdays each month.

We run a variety of sessions depending on what the groups want:

Drop in sessions

You can just drop in for as long or as little as you want to hang out and get to know other LGBTQ+ young people.
You can book a time for a 1-2-1 with a youth worker.

Film nights

We have occasional quiet sessions and film nights, there are a selection of LGBTQ+ age-appropriate themed films to watch and young people often bring their own recommendations.

Trans / gender identity sessions

For all trans, non-binary, gender fluid young people or those questioning their gender identity.

Issues based sessions

We look, in an age-appropriate way, at issues that face young LGBTQ+ people in Cornwall.

 

Upcoming Dates - June 2024

Take a look at our upcoming dates for our YAY youth groups this June. (All sessions run 18.00 – 21.00 unless otherwise stated.)

YAY 13-17 Year Olds

Tues 4th  June – Wren is back 

Tues 11th June – Centre Session

Tues 18th June – Drop in chill Out

Tues 25th June – Centre Session

YAY Homework Club – Tuesday – 17:00 – 18:00 booking only with Hanna or Sheena

YAY 18-25 Year Olds 

Mon 10th June – Peer Support

Mon 24th June – Wellbeing Walk

My son realised he is not alone.

I've found a community of people like me, which I didn't have before.

I really love the walking groups and trips we do. I’m able to go to new places I wouldn’t have been able to due to my anxiety disorder. I feel more confident now to be independent.

I get to spend time with friends and catch up with them.

I think every youth worker who works for YAY are brilliant and each have their own reason for being a good worker. They have helped me over the years until I grew on my own.

I think YAY is amazing.

Come along to to a YAY! group near you

If you’d like to find out more details about our YAY! groups – call our confidential helpline or drop us an email.  Find our more below:

Chat confidentially with one of our friendly helpline staff, who can help you find out more about YAY!

9:00 - 4:00 pm (Mon to Fri)