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
August 28, 2016
On August 28th, 1825, a baby was born in what we now call Germany, who would grow up to be a man that would become seen as a pioneering figure in gay rights. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a writer. He was gay and he spoke out about being gay and argued for gay people to be […]
August 26, 2016
It’s almost time for the Breakout Youth Development Worker Michael to start his 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Michael has been reflecting upon his upcoming challenge: “It’s only a couple of days before my abstinence […]
July 7, 2016
Bembridge Village Hall and The Isle Of Wight are bracing themselves for the arrival of the spectacularly talented International Drag Queen Miss Jason. Following hot on the heels of their successful sell out Christmas show, the Islands Gay Mens Chorus are inviting you to a special evening of Cabaret at Bembridge Village Hall on Saturday […]
June 15, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the prize available in our Pride Bakes competition is… Afternoon Tea for two at The Hilton Hotel, Southampton Whether you bake a batch of biscuits or a create a perfect cake, get baking now for your chance to win! All the info on how is here…
June 13, 2016
We wish to express our shock, horror and deep sadness at the violence that was perpetrated in Orlando this weekend. It is clear to us here that this was a targeted attack on the LGBT community and we stand with our LGBT brothers and sisters in Orlando and around the world. Breakout Youth is a […]
June 13, 2016
We’ve received this from colleagues at Hampshire County Council today Hampshire Stands with Orlando… Some of us are still reeling from the events in Orlando and would like to propose a 1 minute silence to take place today at 4pm (at our desks). Please set your watch and join with us in this […]
June 10, 2016
As part of Pride Bakes, our youth groups are baking sweet treats which will be on sale every weekend through June at The Edge in Southampton. Last night, Thursday 9th June, Hannah from Hannah Banana Bakery came along to the Southampton Breakout group. She brough a simple biscuit recipe and all kinds of decorations and […]
June 2, 2016
Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level training session for professionals in any discipline, which introduces the key information people need to know to work with trans people or to support trans colleagues.
June 1, 2016
June is LGBT Pride month, in memory of the Stonewall riots which happened at the end of June in 1969. This Pride month, we are celebrating and fundraising to support our work with CAKE and we would love it if you joined us. There are two ways to get involved. Bake cakes, cookies or sweet […]
Transgender Awareness Training for Professionals With an estimated 1% of the population falling somewhere on the broad “trans” spectrum, public facing organisations are likely to encounter a range of diverse trans people in the course of their professional work. ‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level training session for professionals in any discipline, which introduces […]