Counselling and therapy programme open to LGBT+ Londoners thanks to funding


A London-based charity has received funding to provide a counselling and therapy support programme to young LGBT+ Londoners.

City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, awarded METRO Charity £83,400 towards its London-wide mental health service called Chat.

The scheme links with agencies across London to provide one-to-one, family and group therapy for young LGBT+ people. Funding will go towards staffing and the core running costs of the service.

It will support 120 youngsters in 600 online and face-to-face counselling sessions. The charity has two London bases in Greenwich and Lambeth.

The programme, which is currently oversubscribed, was set up to help young people who are feeling isolated and presenting themselves with mental health issues.