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West Kent – Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling, Sevenoaks

We run meet-ups in your area. These are safe spaces 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. We also run virtual groups for young people in Kent and Medway: find out more.

(We’ve also launched an online group for people who would like to make their own song and music video – find out more.)

Are you aged 13-17?
When? What time? Where?
Every Monday 4 – 5.30pm Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XB
Every Thursday 4 – 5.30pm Tonbridge United Reformed Church, High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1SG
Are you aged 18-25?

We run virtual meet-ups for 18 -25 year olds every Wednesday, 5.30 – 6.30pm:  find out more

How to join a BeYou meet-up

If you are interested in joining, email us at beyou@porchlight.org.uk. From there, someone from our friendly team will get in touch with some questions and details on how to join the group. You won’t have to answer anything you are not comfortable with sharing; we just need to get in touch so we can make sure the groups remain safe spaces for everyone.

Important update about one-to-one support from the BeYou team

Due to high demand, we’ve had to temporarily close our waiting list for one-to-one support. We will continue to provide this service to anyone who is currently receiving it and hope to be able to offer it to more young people again very soon. Our meet-ups are still great places to get advice and support from the BeYou team and they’re always happy to help with whatever you’re going through.