I’ve become more social, it’s better than staying in. Group is an environment where people are in the same situation, and I’ve made new friends
Everything about group is so welcoming and kind, overall nice place to be and I’ve met lots of new friends since I started coming here.
Coming to group has really helped me develop as a person, from someone too shy to even speak, to someone who is happy to chat away and get involved in events, including helping organising LGBT fest. I also really enjoyed NCS with the group, Something I wouldn’t have got to do otherwise, and it really helped develop my independence for when I go to Uni
I was almost too scared to come but I’m glad I did because I haven’t been out of the house in 9 days, and I’ve made a new friend.
Supporting LGBT+ young people is great for boosting my own confidence and self esteem, I am grateful to URPotential for their warmth and encouragement.
Group has helped me with my mental health and helped give me something to look forward to look forward to each week, showing me new skills and making new friends, group helps me socialise with new people and is a safe place for me
I mean, getting the support from the groups meant everything to me this year – I gained so many new friends from the groups and I became a lot more comfortable with myself
LGBT+ Support For Children, Young People & Families
We have a range of groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans children, young people and adults, a group for family members, and we also offer 1 to 1 support. At groups you can meet other people with shared interests, get advice, information, and guidance. Access opportunities to get involved in a range of social, political, educational and fun activities.
Broaden your horizons and attend local and National events with us to celebrate diversity. With us you can be yourself in a safe and welcoming environment. The LGBT+ provision is delivered at various venues across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, 4 evenings a week – Monday to Thursday, and 1 full day weekend event once a month. Please contact the office for more details.
URPOTENTIAL, 296 Central Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 5JW
Who to ask for: Nina, Jade or Molly
Telephone: 01253 344398 / 07445641768 / 07453959567 / 07495332841
URPotential LGBT+ groups in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre
Come and join our fantastic support groups where you can be involved in a range of social, political and educational activities or you can just come for a chat and make new friends. We are very friendly and we don’t judge, we are here to help you by offering advice and information, and creative, fun activities.. Use the details below and get in touch we would love to hear from you!
|Tuesday||18-25||5-7pm||Online / In Person|
|Wednesday||FSG||7-8:30||Online / In Person|
|Thursday||13-18||5-7pm||Always in Person|
URPotential Trans Group
A relaxed, supportive group where you can be your true self and share experiences with others who know and understand what you are going through. We offer advice and information as well as opportunities to be involved in creative projects and events. This is a safe and welcoming group for everyone Trans however you identify on the gender spectrum.
URPotential Family Support Group in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre
This is a really friendly adult group which exists to support people who have a family member who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or identify somewhere else on the sexuality/gender spectrum. It’s a place of safety providing the opportunity to share experiences, get advice and information on all things LGBT+, and be around other people learning how to manage their own situations. Grandparents, parents, aunties, uncles, siblings or partners are all welcome.