A young person wearing makeup in front of a trans flag at the METRO youth summit in Southwark

About this service

METRO Spark is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer and questioning young people in Southwark. We meet every Wednesday from 6-8pm.

It's a safe space to meet other LGBTQ young people, get support and have fun. We usually have snacks and hang out together. Sometimes we talk about identity, relationships and wellbeing. We have themed sessions on topics like mental health, hate crime and alcohol. We go to the cinema, Pride in London and UK Black Pride. We also organise the LGBTQ Youth Summit in Southwark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually online.

We look forward to resuming services fully once it is appropriate to do so.

Who can use this service

You need to be aged between 13 and 25 and live in Southwark. You also need to identify as LGBTQ or be questioning your sexuality or gender identity. All our youth groups are free and confidential.

Why people use this service

  • I want a safe space where I can be myself
  • I don't know anyone else who is LGBTQ
  • I haven't come out yet
  • I'm not sure how to identify
  • I feel alone at home or at school

How we can help

  • Meet new people who are LGBTQ
  • Trips to the cinema, theatre, picnics, ice skating and Pride
  • Talk to someone about how you feel
  • Explore your identity, gender and sexuality
  • Get advice and support about coming out

Join this group

Email youth@metrocharity.org.uk or call 020 8305 5004. You can refer yourself or be referred by someone who works with you (like a teacher or youth worker).

We'll get back to you in 2-3 days. We'll arrange a quick chat to find out more about you and how we can help. After you're signed up, you can drop into any session. You don't have to come every week if you don't want to.

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