Cara-Friend has been serving the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland for over 40 years. We provide regional LGBTQ+ youth groups across Northern Ireland, one-to-one support for individuals, LGBTQ+ awareness training for professionals and volunteers working in a variety of different areas, community development, the LGBT Switchboard, and the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Programme. We also have a range of resources on this website to help young people, and those supporting young people who are LGBTQ+. Have a look around our website for more information, and feel free to contact us if you have any queries!
WHO WE ARE
We offer training for all professionals and volunteers working with young people, that aims to improve their practice so as to make it more inclusive of, and responsive to, the needs of LGBTQ+ young people.
ShoutOut workshops are available to all post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. They aim to improve the experiences of LGBTQ+ young people in all our schools by raising awareness among their peers of what it means to be LGBTQ+
Cara-Friend offers services aimed at supporting and developing our LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland, including outreach, facilitation and events such as LGBT Awareness Week and the Outing the Past History Festival.
If you are distressed or require help and support out-of-hours, please contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Lines open 24/7
Latest Blog Posts
- 19 Apr 01:11 pm
The LGBTQ+ community has been shocked, saddened and angered to hear of the death of Lyra McKee....
- 1 Mar 02:06 pm
Educating the Educators returns to Northern Ireland for Spring 2019. Over the course of March and April...
- 21 Feb 10:07 am
Cara-Friend are delighted to announce the return of Outing the Past to Belfast. The LGBTQ+ History Festival...