16 Nov Links – Pro – Diversity
Brook – Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s
Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.
Ditch the Label
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Online Safety
We are one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world. Our award-winning work promotes equality and empowering people aged 12-25 to overcome bullying. We are a digital charity, which means that most of our support is provided online through our website and partnerships with games and social networks.It is estimated that every 3 minutes somebody will benefit from our support.
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Safeguarding
Dot Com Children’s Foundation helps children develop the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety. We are committed to empowering children. We are dedicated to building children’s self-worth and values to ensure they reach their full potential. From child sexual abuse to gang culture to online safety, children can be exposed to many different risks every single day. It is impossible for parents and teachers to be with children all the time: they must have the means to protect themselves.
EACH – Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) is the multi award-winning charity providing training, resources and support services to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning (LGBT+) people. Together these work to reduce discrimination, harassment or bullying experienced because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Youth Organisations
humanutopia create and run inspirational, life-changing courses for young people and adults in schools and their wider communities. Our courses range from one day with one whole year group through to long term partnerships and with a variety of year groups and in different schools across the UK.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. We provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.
Local Heroes is a growing hate crime awareness charity that exists to inspire young people from all backgrounds to maximise their potential and the role they play in society. We work with “local heroes” to raise awareness of prejudice and hate crime; inspiring children and young people to celebrate diversity, value difference, nurture change and prevent prejudice based bullying.
Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.
My World (Autism)
If you have an autistic student in your class, you may not know about the many small ways in which you can help them to have a better time at school. Sometimes it’s a little bit of the right kind of extra support which can make all the difference to someone on the autism spectrum who is struggling. If you are a teacher or education professional, sign up to our MyWorld campaign now to get free information and resources straight to your inbox every fortnight. The campaign is designed to help teachers and other education professionals support pupils on the autism spectrum in schools, by providing access to the best free resources and information.
Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
PDREC believes that to build a fair and just society everyone must have an equal chance to live, work and learn free from prejudice, discrimination and racism. It values diversity and works in partnership with individuals and organisations that are also committed to race equality.
SELMA – Hacking Hate
Bullying, Diversity, Online Safety, Prevent
Online hate speech is a growing problem. People often experience the internet to be a hostile space. Hateful messages are increasingly common on social media. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is clearly needed.
SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission1 which aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect. The overall vision of the SELMA project is captured by its catchphrase: Hacking Hate. It builds upon a Social and Emotional Learning approach to empower young people to become agents of change; it helps them to better understand the phenomenon of online hate; it provides them with tools and strategies to act and make a difference.
We hope that one day our work is no longer needed. That by working in partnership with communities, business, governments and other organisations we can stamp out slavery for good. But while there are victims of trafficking, we want to be here to offer them the safety, hope and choice they deserve. The UK’s 24/7 Modern Slavery Helpline is also an excellent means of accessing information and advice. Potential victims, statutory agencies, frontline professionals, businesses and members of the public can call 08000 121 700 for specialist support and guidance.
YAY! Cornwall (Young and Yourself)
YAY! Cornwall (Young and Yourself) was set up by LGBTQ Youth Cornwall in 2008 and in 2018 amalgamated with the Intercom Trust to continue and expand the provision of the LGBTQ+ Youth Group for Cornwall. The youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall
We’re here to let all young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people – as well as those who are questioning – here and abroad, know they’re not alone. We want to empower all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to campaign for equality and fair treatment for LGBTQ people, and against discrimination.