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Gender & Identity

Gender dysphoria can be experienced by young people as they grow up. This can show up in lots of different ways including mental distress, negative self-image, wearing clothes typical of the opposite gender, preferred pronouns/name.

Please talk to a member of staff at School or visit the safeguarding office. We are here to listen & support if you wish to discuss your gender and identity.

You will be listened to and supported.

Other places of support

The Mix
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people.

Available: Monday-Friday – 4pm – 11pm
Telephone: 0808 808 4994
Website: https://www.themix.org.uk/
The Mix also have an any day, any time crisis messenger service: Text THEMIX to 85258

The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is the home of LGBT+ Youth and this dedicated website is full of advice, information and resources for children and young people. One their website you will find some helpful information covering a range of different things such as coming out, faith and religion, and staying safe.

Website: https://www.theproudtrust.org/young-people/

Transgender Mermaids has been supporting transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, their families and professionals since 1995.

Available: Monday – Friday - 9am – 9pm
Phone: 080 880 10400
Website: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

A national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBTQI+ loved ones. 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.

Available: Wednesday and Thursday - 10am - 8pm
Friday and Saturday – 10am – 6pm
Phone: 0300 688 0368
Website: https://www.fflag.org.uk/

Identity Luton
Confidential one-to one support for LGBT people in Luton aged 13+ over the phone.

Telephone 01582 349373  or text: 07741 324 934
Email: identity.luton@tht.org.uk

TOKKO run the OK2B is a group for LGBTQI+ young people. The Group is held at the safe, and friendly Tokko Youth Space in Luton and enables young people to meet new people, get support from a great team of staff, play pool or games with other LGBTQI+ young people. 

To access, please register online or speak to a member of the safeguarding team.

Phone: 01582 544990
Website: https://tokko.co.uk/our-projects/support-projects/ok2b/