Professionals

Do you work with young LGBT+ persons?

We can help with our diverse range of specialist services dedicated to delivering improved outcomes by supporting, educating and inspiring LGBT+ young persons aged 18 and under.

Youth Club


Our weekly LGBT+ Youth Club sessions run Wednesday 6.30pm – 9pm and Sunday 12pm –3pm, near Warren Street/Camden Town. The weekly workshops help increase young person's understanding of LGBT+identity, history and relationships based around Every Child Matters framework. Plus, there is the opportunity to create positive peer-to-peer networks, helping reduce isolation, loneliness and often the risk of CSE. We have a library of Queer resources on-site for wider learning.




Culture Club


A regular programme of discounted or free cultural trips to theatres, cinemas, exhibitions and more for our Youth Club members, promoting positive LGBT+ identity-formation and self-esteem. This is often part of our inter-generational programme where we offer tickets for older LGBT+ persons and explore differences and similarities of perception. We average two events a month and ensure financial difficulties never block access to our services.




Mentoring


Our on-site and community sessions are an opportunity for young persons to have honest conversations about what is happening in their lives.Topics range from identity to relationships andfamily issues. Community sessions see our mentors visita young person in school or at another organisation. This confidential service does not require parental consent based on the Fraser Guidelines, but we do take safeguarding seriously and would act on any concerns raised. The young persons and mentor decide the frequency of meetings.




Annual Events


These are fun events in a safe environment and include Pride Prom and Homoween. They are alternatives to both hetero-normative school-based events, where our members often don’t feel comfortable, and the commercial gay clubbing scene, which isn’t appropriate for young LGBT+ persons.




Residentials


Summer Camp and Winter Retreat offer time away from often oppressive environments of school, community and family. Residentials empower young persons to establish a positive sense of identity, learn more about what it means to be LGBT+ in modern society as well as developing peer networks that help create positive self-esteem and reduce the risks associated with isolation and loneliness.




Social Action


Research suggests that social action has a positive impact on self-esteem, sense of belonging andmental health. We offer an inter-generational social action programme where young LGBT+ persons can volunteer their time to make a difference in their community by teaching older LGBT+ persons to use social media effectively and safely.




Work Placement


We believe in offering young LGBT+ persons the opportunity to experience LGBT+ inclusive workplaces. We offer short term work placements within our approved network of companies so they can learn more about workplace culture, and what it means to be an LGBT+ professional.





 

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Testimonials

"Mosaic has allowed me to gain so much confidence in myself. They’ve helped me through struggles not just with advice but with action. It’s allowed me to meet others like me and make me feel like any other teen."

- Oli

"I've been going to Mosaic for 3 years now and I can honestly say I wouldn't be the same person if I had never gone. The mentors are friendly and make sure everyone is safe, and the whole environment feels like a big family. It's helped me with my confidence and with my understanding of other peoples experiences."

- Aspen

"While I was a uni student in London unable to afford to do anything but pay my rent and buy the bare essentials, Mosaic gave me the opportunity to take part in so many wonderful events from which I have learned a great deal and also helped me out with meals. Mosaic and it's associated mentors and young persons have truly changed my life in such a short amount of time and continue to give me much needed support and a routine during lockdown."

 

- Genie

Referrals

We accept referrals from professionals who work with LGBT+ young persons that would benefit from our work.

Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust

© 2020

Charity n. 1166676

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