SPACE to be yourself

If you are aged between 13-21 years and identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Asexual or other sexual/gender minority, or you are questioning your sexuality and/or gender identity, then Off the Record offers weekly LGBT+ youth group sessions called SPACE for young people living in the Bath and North East Somerset area (B&NES).

At SPACE we aim to provide a safe space that you can be yourself in and get information and support on LGBT+ issues. It is a chance to meet and make new friends. We chat, cook, have fun, play games, get involved with local community projects, raise awareness and celebrate key events on LGBT+ calendar, invite guest speakers, go on trips and so much more!

We also offer SPACE LGBT+ Activist group for people interest in campaigning and activism to get involved in projects relating to advancing LGBT Equality. Examples of projects include; Craftivism (using craft such as badgemaking or model making to make campaigning statements), offering LGBT+ young people input onto specific educational projects to help shape them for the better, planning activities for key events in the LGBT+ calendar including Bath Pride and LGBT+ History Month.

The groups are all young person led so you tell us what you want in the sessions and we aim to make it happen! We also offer a wide choice of snacks, hot and cold drinks, comfy chairs and you are free to participate and input to the format session as much or as little as you like.

We run two sessions across the week in Bath:

Tuesday- LGBT+ Youth Group SPACE- 7pm-9pm

Thursday- Space LGBT+ Activists- 5.30-7.15pm

Our service is free, independent and confidential. For further information or to talk about issues affecting your life as an LGBT+ young person, please text or phone our SPACE mobile 07872992879, or phone 01225 312 481  or email for more details.

As well as the weekly groups, we can offer one to one support sessions to listen and help you with any issues that might be affecting you because of your sexuality or gender identity. You are welcome to meet us at our offices in Bath or we can come to your school, college or university.


To refer yourself or someone else to our service please click here.


SPACE guide for parents and carers

Frequently Asked Questions for schools and young people’s settings

Click Here to Download our poster in A4 to display in your setting.

Click here to download our poster in A5 to display in your setting

Click here for links to other LGBT+ organisations’ websites you may find interesting or useful

The SPACE Team consists of  Harriet Rose, Natalie Retallick and Alice Hoyle.  We all work part time across the week.

Our contact details are as follows:

Harriet Rose 07487642761 

Natalie Retallick 07872992879

Alice Hoyle 07753891747

(Off The Record Space team from left to right- Natalie, Alice and Perry and Harriet, and Harriet below collecting our Stonewall Partner Equality Index 2017 award)

Off the Record works closely with B&NES council and local schools to support educators and children and young people around LGBT+ issues, so we were delighted that B&NES was the UK winner of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2015 and placed joint second in 2016. We’re proud to say B&NES were awarded winners again in 2017.

Stonewall BANES winner logo