GroupsPlaces to meet other young people like you and get practical help.
SAYiT runs several groups that support, educate and inspire group members by delivering outstanding services that are focused on, and designed in collaboration with our group members. They can help with real day-to-day issues and give you the chance to meet other LGBT+ young people in a safe environment. We also offer one-ones.
Our groups are a great space to make friends, learn new skills and be who you are without being judged. Meeting people just like you, who you can share your story with, can be very beneficial and make you feel better about yourself.
We design and offer great activities and workshops that are requested by members, so we know they are relevant and interesting. As well as educational sessions and both practical and emotional support, our groups are also a place to have fun. We plan events like visiting the theatre, cinema, exhibitions and other LGBT+ relevant experiences that will further enrich you as an LGBT+ person.
Our groups can be accessed by young people living in Sheffield and the surrounding area. If you are interested in joining or would like to find out more, please get in touch with us by phone or email us. If you would like to join the group we will arrange an initial one-to-one meeting with you where we can tell you more about our groups and activities, complete a referral form to gather some of your details and answer any questions you may have.
If you are 12-17 you will need to be referred by an adult. This can be a parent or carer, a teacher at your school or college, or a professional, such as a youth worker, social worker, MAST or CAHMS worker.
We appreciate how hard it can be to make the first step, and welcome anyone to get in touch, even if you are not completely sure of your gender identity or sexuality yet. You will be met with understanding.
These two groups are for LGBT+ young people under the age of 18.
SAYiT Fruitbowl – Younger
This is a group for people who are LGBT+ or questioning and are aged 12, 13, 14 or 15.
We meet on Thursday evenings from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
SAYiT Fruitbowl – Older
This is a group for people who are LGBT+ or questioning and are aged 16 or 17.
We meet on a Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Both sessions offer a drop-in one-to-one meeting with a member of the team before the group begins and each week there is the opportunity for the group members of older and younger Fruitbowl to meet each other with the team leaders which can ease the transition as the young people approach 16 years old.
“Fruitbowl has been amazing. I have met so many nice people and the workers are brilliant, and always there to help you if you have a problem.”
Young people refer themselves to the project or are referred by teachers, youth workers, family members, social workers, the police, GPs and other professionals. Please contact us to make a referral and get all the relative details of the venue and the dates and times of our weekly meetings.
We are hoping to set up and group or programme for 18-25 year olds soon.