Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 - 18yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. We are based in a secure location in Halifax town center that offers a safe evironment for young people to meet every Wednesday between 17:30 and 20:00.
The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity issues. Kate, Robin and Callum are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.
Hi, I'm Kate and I'm a worker at Identity Youth Group.
I have worked here for some years now and have loved every minute. I enjoy craft and cooking activities with the group, but my favourite part of my job is knowing that our young people have a safe, supportive space to be themselves. Our young people are an amazing bunch, they are resilient, creative, and inspiring and make me laugh all the time- it's an absolute joy to work with them.
I joined Identity in July 2017 and I also work for Barnardo's Prouder Communities Yorkshire as a sessional worker. It is a great place to be with lots of friendly faces making it a welcoming environment for any new members and allowing current members to be themselves, make new friends, have fun and get involved in lots of different activities in a safe space.
Identity is going from strength to strength, we have regular new members joining the group.
I have been with Barnardo's since August 2017. I am a new member of the team but absolutely love working with the young people attending the group.
IDENTITY is always looking for volunteers! If you think you can give some spare time to a great cause please visit the getting involved page.
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