Somerset Youth Support Group Somerset Youth Support Group

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About Us & Introduction

Back in 2003, in Wells, Somerset, 2BU began as a youth group for gay lads, with the aim of providing a safe space where we could say it's okay ‘to be you’ and where with support, those who attended would become comfortable with their sexuality and gain confidence from others like them, as well as being able to seek advice and guidance around issues relevant to their situation.

Since it began the group has extended its reach to lesbian and bisexual and transgender young people.

In 2007 the group had attracted young people from different parts of the county and so we moved the group to Taunton as generally it has a good bus and train service (Yeah we know the cuts have affected this!)

The group was founded by Andrew, who now works in Public Health but continues to run the group with Lisa and Anna qualified youth workers.  Lisa also acts as our outreach workers and is able to offer support to young people outside the group and can meet at school or at a place the young person feels safe (like a coffee shop) Andrew and Lisa can be contacted for advice or support by young people, parents /carers or teachers. Our details can be found in the 'Contact us' section of our website.

Latest news

  • 2BU's latest newsletter

    16 May 2016
    You can download our latest newsletter hot of the press, find out more about what we do and the difference we make to young people. Also find out why Andrew and Lisa were invited by the Prime Minister to visit 10 Downing Street.    Click...Read More
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