Relationships and Sexuality
Supporting healthy relationships
- Guidance: Harmony at home
Parental conflict, which can range from a lack of warmth and emotional distance, right through to swearing and shouting, is known to be a risk factor for poor child outcomes, particularly when conflict is frequent, intense and poorly resolved.
- Website: CRUSH (opens in a new window)
Is an awareness raising and support programme to help young people make safe and healthy relationships. The sessions are run in small groups and are specifically designed for 13 to 19 year olds.
- Relate Worcestershire (opens in a new window)
Most people have times in their lives when difficulties seem hard to cope with; talking things through with a counsellor can make a real difference. Relate Worcestershire has been delivering relationship counselling to people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations in Worcestershire
Protection from harm
- Website: Hollie Gazzard Trust (opens in a new window)
Helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges. The ultimate aim of the Trust is to positively change the lives of young people through partnerships in communities, as well as working alongside other charities and professional agencies.
- Guidance: Domestic abuse
If you are a victim of domestic abuse and violence, or know someone who is, there is help available.
- Guidance: West Mercia Women's Aid
- Guidance: Hate crime
Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by an offender's hostility or prejudice towards someone because of their actual or presumed race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or individual characteristics that makes someone appear different.
You are a Carer if you are 18 years old or older and you look after an adult (18 years and older) who is ill, disabled or frail and cannot manage without your help or a person who is perhaps a relative or friend, whether or not they live with you.
- Website: Worcestershire Young Carers (opens in a new window)
What is available locally for children, young people and adults?
- Bromsgrove Youth and Community Hub ‘The Hub’
The Hub runs a LGBT+ group for young people that meets at 4.00pm on Tuesdays and also provide online support and mentoring
- Newroad Parents Group
Newroad Parents Group provide peer to peer support for parents and carers of LGBTI+ children, the group provides a safe space for parents and carers to discuss how to best support their children and how to respond when their child comes out. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month currently via Zoom and can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org or on Tel: 07864 397422
Out2gether is a social support group created to promote and support the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender adults and those with non-heterosexual or non-cis identities (LGBT+) people and those affected by LGBT+ issues in Worcester and South Worcestershire. Currently the group are providing regular Zoom meetings for LGBT+ people to get together, the groups include quizzes, creative writing, book club, film club, meditation, Trans2gether. They can be contacted via email on email@example.com
- Pink News PinkNews (opens in a new window)
A global LGBT+ Community working to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves
- Worcestershire Children First Fostering are members of New Family Social
There's loads of information available if you are a carer or prospective carer from a LGBTQ+ background available online here: New Family Social - Latest (opens in a new window)