How to become a part of SAYiT?

Find out about our groups, how we can support you and what we're all about!

Aged 11-25? Identify as LGBTQ+? Or questioning your gender and/or sexuality? 

At SAYiT you can

  • Attend our LGBTQ+ youth groups
  • Access information and support
  • Meet and make friends with people in your community
  • Take part in a range of exciting opportunities
  • Attend local events and activities

 SAYiT run two youth groups for LGBTQ+ or questioning young people. Fruitbowl is for 11-17 year olds and Prism is for 18-25 years old meet.

We appreciate how hard it can be to make the first step but we would love for you to get in touch. Even if you are not completely sure of your gender identity or sexuality yet, you will be met with understanding and a smile!

 click here to watch a promotional video from 2017.

Fruitbowl                             11-17 years old

Fruitbowl is a safe place for the questioning and the proud, where you can explore your gender identity and sexuality in a safe supporting environment.

Younger Fruitbowl   11-14 years old      Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Older Fruitbowl         15-17 years old      Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

 Please contact us to make a referral and for more details. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Normally between 5.30pm and 6.00pm group members of older and younger Fruitbowl come together to get some snacks and chill out which can ease the transition for those approaching 15 years old, due to covid-19 this is currently not taking place.

You can refer yourself to SAYiT or someone else can refer you

 “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.”

If you are a professional referring a young person from another organisation, please use this form and return (password protect the document and send password in a seperate email) to info@sayit.org.uk.

Prism                       18-25 years old

Prism is a safe place for the questioning and the proud, where you can explore your gender identity and sexuality in a safe supporting environment.

Prism 18-25 year olds   Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm

We meet every 2 weeks in Sheffield City Centre.

(This group is currently alternating between face to face and online)

Expect a range of social opportunities, support and activities including art making, film nights,  games, quiz nights and the opportunity to speak to our team about any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing.

Please contact us to make a referral and for more details. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

You can refer yourself to SAYiT or you can be referred by someone else.

‘’I feel more confident since I’ve been coming to SAYiT. I feel well supported and I’ve got lots of friends here.’’

If you are a professional referring a young person from another organisation, please use this form and return (password protect the document and send password in a seperate email) to info@sayit.org.uk

Youth programmes

We design and offer great activities and workshops that are requested by members at our youth groups. We have had people come in to deliver sessions such as; spoken word and drama workshops, animals come to visit the groups, made tye die tops, music sessions, sports and also educational session around autism, trans awareness, LGBT+ history and self care. We do games nights, film nights, chill out sessions and much more!

Over the school holidays we plan projects and events like visiting the theatre, cinema, exhibitions, arts and crafts, trips etc. We currently have some of our work up in the Weston Park Museum!

Project Work                                  11-25 years old

This group is about empowerment and participation and is active in changing and improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. 

So far groups have-

  • Organised events
  • Taken part in fundraisisng
  • Organised the residential for all our young people to attend
  • Taken part in discussions with SAYiT staff and trustees around service design and improvement
  • Participated in a consultation around trans experiences which was then used to write the report “Experiences of health and care in Sheffield’s trans community” 

This groups frequency, date and time changes depending on the projects we are currently focusing on. Please get in touch to find out what we’re up to at the moment .

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