Freedom Centre (FC) is here for young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender.
Freedom Centre is run by young people for young people using a peer support model. Peer support is where people get support from other people who share similar experiences. We are funded by the Mental Health Commission to prevent mental illness and promote mental health, aiming to:
- increase community connectedness and engagement (or reduce social isolation),
- provide relevant information about all aspects of health & wellbeing, and;
- encourage& support help-seeking.
We do this through a peer facilitated informal safe social space as it’s most empowering and accessible to young people.
The Freedom Centre, along with partner organisations, recently conducted a survey to improve services for Trans* young people.