OK2B

The OK2B Project is for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + questioning community aged 13-19 years old. It aims to develop a peer-mentoring programme as well as offering a youth friendly space where young people can feel safe and can use other services.

Young people receive 1-2-1 support in schools or at Tokko. They are also given the chance to be the voice of the young LGBTQ+ community in Luton and surrounding areas. We are working with youth steering group and are delivering anti-homophobic bullying assemblies in High Schools and Colleges across Luton.

Activities include

  • Understanding the law around Homosexuality
  • Visits to Gay conference and other services that support the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Research the History of the LGBTQ+ Community
  • LGBTQ+ History Month (February) – develop an informative display using chosen media
  • Sexual health training session
  • Promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Male and female health including testicular and breast cancer
  • Promote healthy relationships

Project Outcomes

  • A sense of belonging and community for young LGBTQ+ community
  • Understanding and awareness of issues facing LGBTQ+ young people
  • To make young people feel more confident and self-aware

Contact

  • Lead worker: Andy Calvert – Executive Manager
  • E-mail: andy.calvert@tokko.co.uk
  • Phone number: 01582 544990
  • TOKKO accepts self-referrals from young people as well as referrals from parents and professionals such as GP’s, schools, health services, youth workers and social workers.
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    Mentoring client

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    OK2B Client

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