How to become a part of SAYiT?

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

Fruitbowl                             11-17 years old

SAYiT run two groups for LGBT+ or questionning young people under the age of 18. We meet in a central location on a Thursday evening.

Younger Fruitbowl   11-14 years old      4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Older Fruitbowl         15-17 years old      5:30pm – 7:30pm.

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.

You can refer yourself to SAYiT or you can be referred by teachers, youth workers, family members, social workers, the police, GPs and any other professionals.

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

 

Prism                                     18-25 years old

SAYiT’s over 18 group is called Prism. 

We meet monthly on a Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Sheffield City Centre.

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.

For more information please contact harriet.wan-hallam@sayit.org.uk

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

SAYiT GSA                         11-25 years old

We have our very own gender sexuality alliance (GSA) at SAYiT. This group is about empowerment and participation and is active in changing and improving the lives of LGBT+ people. 

So far the GSA groups have-

  • Organised events
  • Taken part in fundraisisng
  • Organised the 2019 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 .

Our Youth Groups

If you are aged 11-25 and identify as LGBT+ or are questionning your gender and/or sexuality, SAYiT is the place for you!

All our groups are safe spaces for the questioning and the proud. A supportive environment to explore your gender identity and sexuality.

At SAYiT you can

  • Access information and support
  • Meet and make friends with like-minded people
  • Take part in a range of exciting opportunities
  • Attend local events and activities

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We run several groups that support, educate and inspire our young people by delivering outstanding services that are focused on, and designed in collaboration with our group members. Our Youth Workers help with real day-to-day issues and give you the chance to meet other LGBT+ young people in a safe environment.

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.

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.

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