All Together Now - BeLonG To
The ‘All Together Now’ programme is focused on addressing anti LGBTI+ bullying in Primary Schools in Ireland.
All Together Now is composed of four lessons based in the SPHE Curriculum for 5th and 6th classes in primary schools. The lessons take an equality and human rights approach to respect, inclusion and homophobic and transphobic bullying.
The lesson plans for All Together Now include slides, scenarios, discussion questions and other tools for teaching pupils.
Pupils are taught about types of identity-based bullying (based on the nine grounds of the Equality Acts and the DES Action Plan on Bullying.)
They are also taught about bullying behaviours such as verbal, physical, cyber or social isolation.
All Together Now was commissioned by BeLonG To Youth Services with funding from the Department of Education and Skills. The research took place from 2015-2016 and was led by a team from St Patrick’s College, DCU: Dr Bernie Collins; Dr Seline Keating & Prof Mark Morgan
Find A Youth Group Nationwide
Youth groups nationwide provide a space for LGBTI+ young people to develop friendships, get support, and belong.
It’s not always easy to find like-minded people. An LGBT youth groups is a good place to start. You can meet other LGBTI+ young people, share your experiences, hang out, and chat.
Activities range from pizza nights and special events to clothing swaps and information nights on a range of LGBTI+ issues – determined by the group members.
We support a number of LGBTI+ youth groups that are run by our friends at organisations such as Youth Work Ireland and Foróige.
OPEN MIX, Gorey
We are OPEN MIX an LGBTI+ Youth Drop-in Service for people between 13 and 19. We offer 2 groups our LGBTI+ members Junior group is open to young people from 1st to 3rd year. And our senior group, that caters for 4th year to 6th-year students.
The group is a safe place for young people to hang out and discuss the LGBT+ community, along with any issues that they might experience in a safe non-judgmental, friendly environment with the support of staff members. It’s a place to make new friends, plan and attend events, take part in fun activities or just chill out.
Our group takes place every Friday evening from 4.45-6.15pm.
- Find us: Gorey Youth Needs, Mary Ward Lane, St Michael’s Road, Gorey, Co Wexford
- Phone us: contact Karen or Mandi on 053 942 2611 or 085 861 2670
Orbit – Our Safe Space
Orbit – Our Safe Space is a group for 16-25-year-olds that meets every Thursday from 5-8 pm in the FDYS on Francis Street Wexford. New members are always welcome. There is also a one to one support services for LGBTI+ young people available from Monday-Friday by appointment.
- Find us: FDYS, Francis Street, Wexford
- Phone us: 053 912 3262
- Email us: //emma.whitty@fdys/
This LGBT+ youth drop-in service provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and welcoming space for young LGBT+ people and their allies to come and express their authentic selves in a safe and confidential environment. The group is for 14-18-year-olds and one-to-one support is also available.
- Find us: 1 Island Road, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
- Phone us: 053 9123262
YNR LGBT+ Group, New Ross
The group Youth New Ross on Wednesday evenings for young people in the LGBTI+ community aged 14–17 years. The group is to give young people a non-judgmental, friendly, safe space to meet, which is confidential and to give support to young people coming out. Our group is a place to make new friends, plan/attend events, take part in fun activities, or just chill out. Please make contact with Catherine if you are interested in attending the group.
- Find us: Youth New Ross, Bullawn, Bowling Green, New Ross
- Phone us: 089 4397202
- All Together Now Booklet
- All Together Now Lessons
- All Together Now Teacher Slides
- LGBT Words/ Focail LADT
- All Together Now Research Report
We provide support and advice for LGBTI+ young people from 14-23 years to live healthier, happier lives.
Here on our website, you can learn about coming out, your mental and physical health, and what it means to be LGBTI+.
Our specialised team offer support, information and a non-judgemental listening ear through: