About The Gap

Meets every Friday, 6-8pm
in the Clapham Junction area.  Please note we do not advertise our address in order to help our group feel safe. For details of our venue please get in touch!

The GAP Youth Club offers a safe, social space for LGBTQ+ young people to meet up, providing:

  • access to group activities and workshops
 
  • 1:1 support and advice

The Gap is delivered in partnership between Wandsworth Council Youth Service and Free2B Alliance:
www.free2b-alliance.org.uk

The team

 
  • Lucie  
  • Nicki
  • Emily

Volunteers

 
  • Alexis
  • Andrea 
  • Carlene
  • Callum  
  • Daniel
  • Drew  
  • Jason
  • Jay
    • Siobhan: Emotional wellbeing  advisor
 

Fundraising

 

Well done to our amazing Jack Petchey winners. Their award funds will be used to make this year's prom, bigger & better than ever before!!!




 



 Gap Summer Film project

Take a look at the bloopers reel above to see some of the laughs we had making our film ‘Freaky Gay Friday’!

What goes on at The Gap?

We have all the youth club equipment that you'd want at The Gap: Pool tables, table tennis, table football and we also have a Wii with some hectic, loud and fun games! As well as a DVD player if we’re in the mood for a film night.

Some weeks we have a themed activity such as a team building challenge and other weeks all the games are in use with some members getting involved and others choosing just to sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment.

We also run workshops and activities based on what our members have asked for: we’ve had a self defence lesson, sex and relationship information, debate nights, guest speakers and fancy dress nights.

We always welcome suggestions from our members, so if you have a hobby or interest that you think other members would enjoy too, just let us know and we’ll do our best to deliver! 

 

Comments from Gap members and parents

 

It might seem a little over dramatic or cliché, but the GAP really did change my life, the people, the support, the friendly place to just unwind and forget about everything else going on in your life, to think that I may not have met the people I’ve met and got the support that I really needed, and I’m not the only one who feels this way!

Its safe and it’s a fun place and the people are nice & friendly

Its changed my life way too much to put into words, I don’t think even the volunteers realize how much they are changing peoples lives and the amount they are moulding us into such better, healthier (both physically and mentally), people! Thank you!

Thank you for being such a star
Our daughter has already found the Gap really great
She so enjoyed last week: the activities but mostly just hanging out with others!
Sincerely, we are grateful to you and your team and all the youngsters at the Gap for making our daughter feel so welcome and for giving her the opportunity to feel part of something with which she can really identify.
 

Contact us

Contact us by phone, text or email:

Email: nicki@free2b-alliance.org.uk

Mobile: 07884 425 408


Upcoming sessions

 
  • 28th April: Creative writing
 
  • 5th May: Guest speaker from the Albert Kennedy Trust
 
  • 12th May: Games night
 
  • 19th May: Monthly Art Therapy
 
  • 26th May: Get your glad rags on folks...its that time again...  LGBTQ+ PROM!!!        

     

Useful Links

Free2B Alliance

www.free2b-alliance.org.uk

Group & 1:1 support for LGBTQ+ young people and parents in London as well as awareness training for organisations

It Gets Better

www.itgetsbetter.org

Support campaign for LGBT young people

Genered Intelligence

www.genderedintelligence.co.uk

Group & 1:1 support for Trans young people, plus training and advice for organisations

Mermaids

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Family and individual support for young people with gender identity issues

Albert Kennedy Trust

www.akt.org.uk

Supporting young homeless LGBT people

The Well Centre

www.thewellcentre.org

A confidential drop-in youth health centre with counsellors, GPs and health staff (includes LGBT info)

FFLAG: Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays

www.fflag.org.uk

A support organisation for family and friends

Imaan

www.imaan.org.uk
A support organisation for LGBT Muslims which provides counselling, advice and guidance 
 

TXTM8

Text 89868 for free and confidential sex and relationship advice available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 
 

Getting It On

www.gettingiton.org.uk
Sexual health, drugs & alcohol advice for teenagers with LGBTq specific information 
 

Domestic Violence victim support

http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/