for stronger lgbt+ communities
Breakout Youth is an independent charity (no. 1180296) based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We offer a confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 25, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.
Young people who identify as LGBTQ+ or are unsure often feel isolated and alone with their sexuality or gender identity. At Breakout Youth, you will find a group of likeminded young people that you can socialise with safely. You’ll also find help with those feelings of isolation or confusion. We run confidential youth groups based in Southampton, Romsey, Basingstoke, Andover, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight, and a virtual Pan Hampshire youth group for those young people that cannot- or do not want to- attend an in person youth group
We aim to create a safe space for LGBTQ+, or questioning, young people age 11-25 from across Hampshire and the IOW, where young people can meet other young people, share experiences, build positive friendships, share peer support, be creative, share stories. But most importantly, a space where young people can be their true authentic selves and have fun.
We offer LGBTQ+ Awareness sessions for professionals, sexual health services, support to family members, support with coming out.