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Most young people self-refer by attending the drop-in, were they will receive an induction including an explanation of how the group works and what it can offer. During this time an Initial assessment will take place to identify any additional needs and if they are receiving support elsewhere. If additional needs are identified and the young person feels they would benefit from support from an IAG worker Information, Advice and Guidance which are based on goal driven sessions. Ask the team about this when you come to a group or contact us. No two 'coming out' experiences are ever the same - but the fact that other young people are going through a similar process means that groups like GYRO can offer understanding and support. Remember you are doing this for yourself.
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