FREE one2one emotional support and information!
Our safe and confidential, one2one emotional support & information service can provide you with a valuable resource… It’s FREE and easy to access. You can come to see us in person at our offices in Islington, north London, by appointment (outside of weekly group times) or we can support you via email or telephone (020 7700 1323 – office hours).
“I’ve learned why self esteem is such an issue for young gay men, and how to think more positively about myself”
(One2one service user aged 17)
You’ll be able to get uncomplicated information and answers to your questions about ANY ISSUE* from friendly, experienced youth workers whether you are gay, straight, bisexual or just still undecided!
Here is a list of the types of issues we can help you with:
Confidence, self-esteem and meeting new people
Coming-out and ‘learning to cope’ techniques
Friends, relationships or ‘peer pressure’
Family conflict or problems at home
Housing, homelessness and independent living (Referral into the JIGSAW Project)
Sex, dating or other sexuality worries
Referral to counselling & well-being services
Help with bullying or homophobia at school, college or in workplace
Safer sex, HIV prevention and sexual health information
Drug and/or alcohol concerns
Work, college or school issues
Healthier alternatives to the commercial gay scene
Talking about stuff really can make you feel better!
One2one’s are FREE and confidential and usually take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the PACE offices in Islington – 4.00 – 7.00pm, but can sometimes be arranged for other times. – Why not get in touch? Talking about stuff really can make you feel better!
Scroll down for more info if you’re not sure what to say when you get in touch…
Not sure what to say when you get in touch?
Well, if you email or call the PACE main number you could try this: “Hello – I’d like to talk to a youth worker about booking a one2one session, please” and we’ll take it from there (!)
If you call, we’ll usually ask you for your first name, your age and ask what part of London you are living in. We’ll ask you for a brief outline of what you want to talk about and then do our best to arrange a date and time for you to come in and see us. We’ll give you information about where we are and how to get to us. If you contact us by info@outzone,org, (as most people do), we’ll also send you a map with full directions, including tube, train and bus routes.
If a member of the youth work team is unavailable when you telephone (020 7700 1323 – office hours), please leave an email address and/or contact number we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We aim to answer all emails within 5 days of receiving them.
Contact us in confidence*.
LGBT Youth Counselling Services for young people in and around north London:
PACE Youth Network | London
LGBT Youth Counselling Service for Under 18’s (Starting late 2009)
If you need a bit more help than we offer as part of our one2one emotional support service, we will soon be offering, longer term counselling appointments to PACE Youth Network service users.
Other (youth-specific) counselling services in and around London:
331 Young Peoples Centre
The Brandon Centre
Haringey Young People’s Counselling Service
General information about mental health and emotional well-being:
The Samaritans http://www.samaritans.org
Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Childline 0800 1111 http://www.childline.org.uk