A specialist LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or other related identities) Support Service has been launched for young people aged 11 to 25 in South Tyneside.

The new service, run by Humankind with funding from South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group, provides a co-produced one to one support offer, family work, peer support networks and workshops.

In addition, the service will work with core organisations operating in South Tyneside to improve LGBT+ awareness. Humankind is also working with schools to provide the partnership scheme – The Rainbow Flag Award – to promote LGBT+ inclusivity.

Monthly youth groups and support groups will run for 11-15 and 16-25 year olds.

Young people aged 11-25 or their families can contact the service on 0191 466 1389 or [email protected].uk.