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Proud Connections: Mentors

Proud Connections Mentors programme pairs LGBT+ young people with trained LGBT+ adult mentors for regular online support sessions. The programme is open to LGBT+ young people aged 16 – 19 (up to 25 with additional needs) across the UK.

If you are thinking about getting a mentor don't be afraid to ask for it! I didn’t want to bother other people and I thought that they wouldn’t understand the stuff I was experiencing so I kept quiet for ages. The support my mentor gives me is great. Whenever I'm overthinking stuff it's nice to talk it out with someone who is also LGBT+. LGBT+ Young Person

Our trained and experienced LGBT+ mentors provide a safe and supportive space for young people to speak openly about their thoughts, feelings and situation without judgment.

I didn’t have any visible LGBT+ role models when I was younger. I think Proud Connections Mentors is so great for young people now. Jess (they/them) a Proud Connections Mentor

Mentor sessions can cover a variety of topics including:

  • Support accessing groups
  • Planning for the future
  • Support with accessing education or employment
  • Exam stress and preparation
  • Exploring gender or sexuality
  • Anything else that is important to the young person

If you would like to know more about the Proud Connections Mentor programme, click below or chat to us on Proud Connections Live Chat.


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