Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Local LGBT Support Charity
Hello and welcome to Breakout Youth. Breakout Youth is an independent charity (no. 1147556) based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We offer a confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 21, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.
Young people who identify as LGBT or are unsure often feel isolated and alone with their sexuality or gender identity. At Breakout Youth, you will find a group of likeminded young people that you can socialise with safely. You’ll also find help with those feelings of isolation or confusion. We run confidential youth groups based in Southampton, Eastleigh, Basingstoke (Freedom Youth) and the Isle of Wight.
We offer a range of support services to young people and professionals on LGBT issues
- Regular confidential youth groups in Southampton, Eastleigh, Basingstoke, and the Isle of Wight.
- Local activities and events providing enjoyment, support and valuable information.
- Help with telling others about your sexuality or gender.
- Access to other services that may help you.
- Confidential one-on-one support.
- Access to free condoms, lube, Chlamydia screens, pregnancy testing and advice from qualified sexual health workers.
- Support to help you stay safe in your relationships and your community.
Raising awareness and educating professionals
If you are a professional, we also offer bespoke training on issues around sexuality, homophobia, gender and transphobia. We can design and run sessions for groups or assemblies, or support young people on a one to one basis. Get in touch for more details
July 1, 2015
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February 6, 2015
This week, Linda who runs the group, and Josie, one of the group members, hit the airwaves of Vectis Radio to discuss Breakout Isle of Wight. Click here to listen to them chatting all things LGBT with Macca… What do you think of the interview and the points they all raised? Please leave a comment […]
January 9, 2015
Here at Breakout Youth, the air is thick with excitement as each day we’re stepping closer to opening Breakout Isle of Wight!! The group will meet on Tuesday’s from 6.30 to 9pm in Newport. If you’re a young person interested in joining, there’s a few ways to get in touch. You can use the enquiries […]
October 16, 2014
Until I became a charity fundraiser for No Limits I was, for many years, in primary education. It is only recently that I began to understand and realise the full extent of the prejudice suffered by young people who are LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender). One of my current roles is fundraising for […]