Freedom Youth (OTR Bristol)


Freedom is a gender, sexuality and identity project working with those aged 11-25. Freedom is Bristol’s longest running LGBTQ+ project, which first begun in 1995. Freedom offers 1:1, group and training.

Freedom 11 and up

We offer 121 and schools work with young people from ages 11 and up. Freedom is working to up-skill education providers, youth settings and organisations to develop their own LGBTQ+ Freedom+ groups to offer social, information and support for young people in the communities closest to them.

Freedom Youth (age 13-19)

Group sessions are social, informative and safe supportive spaces. Sessions are filled with workshops (on topics such as housing, relationships, mental health, gender and sexuality, keeping safe and much more). Members decide the programme which always includes games, socials, trips and creative activities.

Freedom (age 18-25)

Freedom is a social and information space which provides support, advice and social opportunities for those aged between 19 and 25. Group members can gain experience in campaigning, activism, mentoring and event organising. Members lead the group and are supported by friendly and experienced youth workers. Freedom Members can gain experience in campaigning, activism, mentoring and event organising. Freedom also offers a space for one-to-one chats about what matters to you.

Freedom Parent/Carer group

A peer support space organized for parents/carers and by parents/carers and supported by two national LGBTQ+ parent/carer charities, Mermaids and FFLAG. Diffusion Offering ‘Working confidently with gender and sexuality, LGBTQ+ training’ provided as development for organisations, charities and individuals to up-skill, create community and improve wider knowledge and confidence when working with diverse perspectives.

LGBTQ+ Counselling

One-to-one work is a supportive space to chat about what matters to you. Staff can work with you to explore identity and a range of topics alongside offering information and signposting to other support such as our specialist LGBTQ+ counselling service.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Brown, Black and Multi-Racial People of the Global Majority (PGM)
  3. Men
  4. Non-UK Residents
  5. People with disabilities
  6. Women
  7. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Advocacy
  3. Befriending/1:1
  4. Campaigning/Activism
  5. Counselling
  6. Education
  7. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  8. Events
  9. Gender
  10. Housing/Homelessness
  11. Mental Health
  12. Networks
  13. Policy/Representation
  14. Pride
  15. Research
  16. Self-help/Support Group
  17. Sexual Health
  18. Training
  19. Volunteering

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