Positive Identities

New Poster for IDENTITY Group for LGBTQ Young People

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IDENTITY is proud to announce that the new poster has been created ‘in-house’ by some of the members of the group.

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 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.

Group sessions are held on Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm-7:30pm.
Please contact us via email identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or on the telephone at  01422 371993.

You can find more information on our website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at  barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.

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 is one of the youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.

More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.

Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.

Positive Identities Celebration Event

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You have been invited to attend an annual celebration event for Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service to celebrate the work done by the service over the last 12 months.

Thursday 14 April – 1pm to 5pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS

Lunch and refreshments provided and workshops include:

  • Learning from the Calderdale Hate Crime Project
  • Exploring layers of Identity
  • LGBTQ young people – the importance of faith and culture

Please RSVP by Thursday 24 March 2016by email to:

Or for further information call 01422 371993

Positive Identities