Social activities for the LGBTQ+ community
The BeYou Project created a series of events that provided a safe and secure environment for young people in the LGBTQ+ community to enjoy throughout the Reconnect program.
Here’s what some of the community had to say about the events:
“Very calming and relaxing”
“Nice to be outside and meet new people”
“It helped me be distracted from negative thoughts”
“Loved being with nature and Dave the alpaca was amazing”
“So good to be out and seeing the kids from the [BeYou] group have fun”.
Swim Together trans-Inclusive swimming sessions
The BeYou Project organised 3 trans-inclusive swimming sessions where trans children and young people and their families enjoyed swimming in an inclusive, non-judgemental environment.
Life skills catering event
BeYou also organised group meet-ups where members of the LGBTQ+ community had the chance to host and lead a catering event. The session helped the group to develop life skills including planning, budgeting and shopping.
Other events included:
- 3 family days where parents and their children had additional peer support
- Pride events in 2021 and 2022.