Many young people are confused about their sexuality or identity and this can cause a lot of anxiety and heartache. Some people are aware of their sexuality and identity from an early age, whereas others may feel confused for a period of tie.

Some people take longer to work out their feelings, and if you are confused about your sexuality you need to give yourself time for your feelings to develop - there is no rush! You don't need to label yourself or be pushed into any one direction - you need to do what feels right for you. In time, you will know what feels right for you

If you are subjected to any kind of prejudice, bullying, harassment, because of your sexuality or identity it is important to get help and support for yourself and don't allow other people's lack of understanding to make you feel bad about yourself. It doesn't matter whether a person is straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, - it doesn't matter what sexuality/sexual orientation you have - what counts is the kind of person you are, the qualities you have, and nobody has a right to put you down because of your sexuality/sexual orientation.

For more information see Stonewall Youth:

For more advice report your concerns on the SHARP system or speak to somone in your support network:














BROOK Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. We also provide sex and relationships education (SRE) in a range of settings and training courses for professionals working with young people. In everything we do, we try to help young people to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices and to improve their personal health and emotional wellbeing. Free and confidential service for under 25’s.










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