SAYiT

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  • Abuse & trauma
  • Children & young people
  • LGBTQIA+

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SAYiT is a local charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people under the age of 25 but their youth groups are open to ages 11-25. SAYiT’s groups are for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ or are questioning their gender and/or sexuality. To make a referral or to seek advice around a young person you’re working with, please email info@sayit.org.uk. If you are 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.

Want to know more about SAYiT and what they do? click here to watch a promotional video.

SAYiT Fruitbowl

Both younger and older Fruitbowl groups are currently taking place face-to-face.

Younger

A group for young people who are LGBT+ or questioning their gender or sexuality. Fruitbowl Younger is for those who are aged 11, 12, 13, 14. They meet on Thursday evenings from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Older

A group for young people who are LGBT+ or questioning their gender or sexuality. Fruitbowl Older is for those who are aged 15, 16 or 17. They meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Each week there is the opportunity for the members of older and younger Fruitbowl to meet each other with the team leaders. This can ease the transition as the young people approach 15 years old.

SAYiT Prism

A group for young adults who are LGBT+ or questioning their gender or sexuality. Prism is for those who are aged 18-25. Currently, the group meet every two weeks on a Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The groups are currently alternating between meeting face-to-face and online.

All SAYiT young people can also attend one to one sessions with a SAYiT youth worker.

SAYiT Parents & Carers Group

SAYiT offers monthly, confidential support group for the parents and carers of LGBTQ+ young people, even if their young person does not attend a SAYiT group. These run on a Tuesday. If you are interested in joining the group, please email: nicola.fearnley-hill@sayit.org.uk or info@sayit.org.uk.

Resources

On their website are a number of resources for different groups:

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence – Call It Out

Call It Out is a project Improving access to support for LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence across South Yorkshire. This is currently funded until the end of December 2021.

For Professionals

In addition to providing services for young people, SAYiT offers support and services to a wide range of professionals across Sheffield, South Yorkshire and nationally. They provide bespoke training for schools, organisations and workplaces on a range of topics including: LGBTQ+ basic awareness, LGBTQ+ sexual health, and Trans awareness. These can be done online or face to face.

If you would like more information on training, education, outreach and resources, click here.

Covid update 13/09/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact SAYiT directly for the latest information.

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Contact Information

Address
Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE