Empowering trans and gender diverse youth
QueerViBE was developed by a team of researchers as part of a PhD programme of research funded by Anglia Ruskin University. The website was developed with a grant award by the University of Greenwich.
The intervention was informed by focus groups conducted throughout the UK with trans and non-binary youth about their experiences of prejudice.
The intervention was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial and found to be affective in improving scores on measures of depression, anxiety, psychological well-being, self-esteem, stress appraisal, positive transgender identity and group self-esteem.
The current intervention is informed by feedback from participants on how to improve QueerViBE in the future.
Online Community Building
Giving young queer people the opportunity to build online communities with networks of other young queer people in the UK and collectively create a safe online space to promote awareness, educate and inspire others on the issues and experiences that matter to them.