We want young people to feel able to talk about their gender and sexuality so that people who are trying to come out, or might be scared about this, or are facing hard times as a result of being true to their identity know there is support out there. A lot of people feel judged and feel like they are being beaten down and we want you to know that you are not alone.
This section is a place for information and support for all young people, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity. It is for friends, siblings, parents, other family members, teachers, counsellors, social workers and for everyone in the community.
What you identify with is down to you. You don’t have to rush into identifying with a label (whether this is part of the LGBTQ+ descriptions of people or any other label).
Labels are not always helpful.There is no pressure in CAMHS for you to use or not use them. It is up to individuals to decide about this and to use labels or words to describe themselves that feel comfortable to them.
Join us in naming the prejudices, misconceptions and other obstacles that LGBTQ+ young people face and stand proudly with us in responding to the effects these things have on our lives and those of other young people in our community.
For young people who identify themselves under the umbrella of LGBTQ+ from Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith
Every third Tuesday of the Month, 4.30pm to 6pm (however timings of the group may change occasionally)
Hounslow CAMHS, Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EL
Nearest tube station: Hounslow Central
Local buses: 81, 203, 222, H32 and H98
Contact Ben Shannahan (Family Therapist) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8483 2050.