Off Centre is a counselling, advocacy and psychosocial service for young people aged between 11 and 25 who live, work or study in Hackney. We’ve got art therapy, drama therapy, mentoring, information and advice as well as Project Indigo, which is an LGBTQIA support group. It’s all in one place so anyone who comes can be directed to the right services, which are free, confidential and aimed at helping Hackney’s young people to have greater control over their lives.It started in 2012. Today we have 45 young people on the books who I e-mail and text every week. Most weeks there are around 9 – 13 people coming to the group. Today we have just started a new project with Stik to develop an exhibition in Hackney. We are always looking for more opportunities for the group, so do let us know if you have any ideas for other directions we could grow in!
We provide this social support group every Thursday from 6pm – 8pm in Off Centre.
Covid 19 Details:
Due to the current situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19), there will be no face-to-face groups or services at Off Centre for the foreseeable future. The welfare of our clients and staff is our highest priority and we are committed to continuing our support to those who need it. We have taken the decision to conduct all individual sessions and assessments over the telephone or online until it is safe to return to normal working practices.
It’s for anyone who might identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or might be questioning their gender or sexuality.
- Gender diverse children (under 13)
- Gender diverse young people aged 13-18
- Gender diverse young people aged 18-25
- Adult Non Binary
- Variations in Sex Characteristics
- 020 7923 1962
- The Adiaha Antigha Centre
24-30 Dalston Lane