Time is crucial to developing trusting relationships between support staff and LGBTQ+ young people. No young person should be left ignored and unheard. Services should consider how time relates to young people and their lives. The frequency, pace, timing and duration of support are all important.
Laurel* (staff member) said “lack of time, access, trying to get an appointment. It’s really difficult for anyone but particularly for the young person if you’re holding stuff around identity and you really don’t want to discuss that with someone. So feelings around being rushed. Fears around being closed down.”