Cumann na Daoine

A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

New: group therapy service for LGBTQ+ young people & their parents from BeLonG To

Mental health plays an important role in our vision of a world where LGBTQ+ young people are equal, safe, and valued.

BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Service is excited to let you know about their new group therapy service for LGBTQ+ young people & their parents. 

This project is generously funded by The Community Foundation For Ireland.

BeLonG To are partnering with psychotherapist Jim Hutton (G.S.D. Counselling, Psychotherapy & Awareness) who will lead and facilitate online group therapy sessions. Group psychotherapy is a place where every person is

offered an opportunity to be truly heard in a safe and non-judgmental way. It is a place for facilitating and encouraging individual personal process. Above all, it is a space of confidentiality and trust.

If you are interested in learning more about the service or signing up, please get in touch with BeLonG To today. Help us spread the word about this service by sharing it with LGBTQ+ young people and their parents.

Group Therapy for LGBTQ+ Youth

This group is for LGBTQ+ young people between 18 and 24 years old who are experiencing anxiety, stress, suicide ideation, bullying, self-harm, discrimination or trauma in relation to their sexual orientation or gender identity. The weekly sessions will be 60 minutes and take place on a Thursday at 5:30pm.

Group Therapy for Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth

These group therapy sessions are for any parent of young LGBTQ+ person(s) who is experiencing emotional anxiety, stress, or trauma due to concerns they may have for their child’s safety, emotional health, or wellbeing as a result of their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Sessions will be 75 minutes and take place fortnightly on Thursday evenings at 7:15pm. There will be a maximum of eight clients facilitated in the online group.

How to Sign Up 

Your first point of contact is directly with BeLonG To. They will then refer you to Jim to confirm availability and to see if this type of therapy is a good match for you. To sign up, or for more information call 01 670 6223 or email