MGSD Centre, 331 High Street, Rochester, Medway, ME1 1DA info@mgsd-centre.org 01634 408668

SEGI Youth Group

COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually via WhatsApp and Zoom. To join this group email info@mgsd-centre.org

The SEGI Youth Group meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.

The group is open to young Trans people under 25yrs Old, including Trans, Non-binary, Gender Non-conforming and those questioning their gender identity.

There are no membership fees to attend the group sessions

Individuals can bring a friend or family member if they wish. Parents and carers are welcome to attend if the young person requires support but we ask them to allow the young people room to engage with each other.

The sessions are hosted by a volunteer who can provide advice and signposting to other service providers who may be able support the young persons needs.

Each session provides an opportunity to socialise with other group members, engage in peer support, discussions or activities which are led by the group members attending.

Soft drinks and snacks are available but no alcohol or smoking (including vaping) is allowed in the centre building.

We also offer virtual support services for this group on WhatsApp and Zoom. The WhatsApp group allows members to contact each other and reach out for support between and during meetings. The zoom sessions are available during the meetings to allow individuals to attend virtually.

If you wish to attend or need further information please email info@mgsd-centre.org or leave a message on 01634 408668.

Other LGBTQ+ Youth Support Service in Kent & Medway

METRO Stand Out

Standout Youth group for LGBTQ people aged between 16 and 25 in Medway

METRO Stand Out is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer and questioning young people in Medway. We meet in Rochester every Tuesday from 6-8pm.

It’s a safe space to meet other LGBTQ young people, get support and have fun. We usually have snacks and hang out together. Sometimes we talk about identity, relationships and wellbeing. Every Christmas we have a party with dancing, pizza and cake. We also go to the cinema, Pride in London and UK Black Pride.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually via Rocket.

We look forward to resuming services fully once it is appropriate to do so.

Who can use this service

You need to be aged between 16 and 25 and live in Medway. You also need to identify as LGBTQ or be questioning your sexuality or gender identity. All our youth groups are free and confidential.

Join this group

Email youth@metrocharity.org.uk or call 020 8305 5004. You can refer yourself or be referred by someone who works with you (like a teacher or youth worker).

We’ll get back to you in 2-3 days. We’ll arrange a quick chat to find out more about you and how we can help. After you’re signed up, you can drop into any session. You don’t have to come every week if you don’t want to.

The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity.

We offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBT+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other.

Want to find out more? Contact our team by emailing beyou@porchlight.org.uk.

Be You Project Locations

If you’re a teacher or professional and want to refer a young person to The BeYou Project, click here.

Other Youth Support Services

Frank– National support, information and guidance on substance misuse 

Child Line– If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is here for you

Think u know– Tips for staying safe online, also reporting anything that you may feel uncomfortable about being asked to do online 

Young Minds– The voice for young peoples mental health and well-being 

NHS Sex & Young People– Information on all aspects of sexual health and relationships 

Disrespect Nobody– Advice & information on healthy relationships 

National Citizen Service– Is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life

British Youth Council-is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives.