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Swale – Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We’re still here to support you but have temporarily changed the way this happens. We’re now providing support and running group meetups over the phone and online instead of meeting face-to-face. Find out more about our online meetups and how to join

If you need to speak with someone urgently, you can call: 

  • The LGBT+ Switchboard helpline on 03003 300 630 (you can also contact them online here) 
  • Mermaids UK on 0808 801 0400 or via their website if you under 19 and experiencing issues around gender dysphoria 
  • NHS Kent and Medway mental health helpline on 08007 839 111 if you are struggling emotionally.  
  • Call 999 or visit your nearest A&E if you feel unable to keep yourself safe due to your mental health

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We’re running a weekly meet-up in your area. This is a safe space that anyone who thinks they might be LGBT+ can come along to. You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

Are you aged 13 – 17?
When? What time? Where?
Every Monday 4 – 5pm New House Sports and Youth Centre, Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne ME10 2LP
Are you aged 18-25?
When? What time? Where?
Every Monday 5 – 6pm New House Sports and Youth Centre, Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne ME10 2LP

To find out more about our groups, please email beyou@porchlight.org.uk.