Today’s young people face a unique and complex set of pressures on their emotional and mental health unlike any other.

Into the Outside: resources for teachers and youth workers

As part of this project a series of education resources were developed that offer guidance, advice and ideas for professionals working with young people who want to raise awareness of and explore LGBTQ+ issues.

The activities are suitable for youth workers and teachers working in a range of settings with young people aged 13+. They can be used to support professionals running LGBTQ+ youth groups, delivery of the Citizenship or PSHE Curriculum in school, or for general youth work.

There are nine resources organised under relevant themes that draw on the first hand experience of the young people who have contributed their voices and personal artwork to our queer youth archive. Alongside this, activities also make use of the rich and engaging heritage material collected by Queer in Brighton, encouraging young people to explore LGBTQ+ history.

Each resource includes a series of high-quality, creative activities using discussion, photography and creative writing. You can find these resources on the Into the Outside website here or download an easy to print version below.

Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Today’s young people face a unique and complex set of pressures on their emotional and mental health unlike any other. Laws and society may have changed, but many of the young people that we worked with who identified as LGBTQ+ or were questioning their gender or sexual identity reported feeling isolated and emotionally vulnerable, and most still have to deal with homophobia daily.

Click on the image below to download our pack for free:

Thank you to artist Helen Cammock and writer Dean Atta for developing these resources.

There are 9 in total with a full list below. 

Emotional health & wellbeing
Family and relationships
Conversations of significance
Trans experience
History & activism
Language and defining ourselves

For more resources, click here. 

Visit the Into the Outside website here. 

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