How can I offer this in my service?
- Co-design spaces with LGBTQ+ young people where possible and ask for feedback regularly
- Provide easily accessible and LGBTQ+ specific information online showing the space, highlighting whether there are gender neutral toilets for example
- Offer meetings with wider services and professionals in spaces where young people feel ownership
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Laurel* (staff member) said “we’ve set up an appointment to share with the psychiatrist, a community psychiatric nurse and the young person and that’s worked really well when we’ve been able to have that onsite that’s familiar to the young person. They’ve come in beforehand and we’ve laid out the chairs. It’s trying to think about their empowerment, to help them and to have their voice heard in a place where they feel that they’re already listened to, it’s not medical.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.