Mosaic 2560 1703 WeMakeCamden

Supporting and inspiring young LGBT+ persons

Klara Lievens is Young Persons’ Services Manager at Mosaic. We spoke to them to find out more about Mosaic and the services they offer young LGBT+ persons in Camden.

Please could you tell us a bit more about Mosaic?

Mosaic is a charity that supports, educates and inspires young LGBT+ persons aged 12 to 18 – and we’ve recently started a young adults group for 18 to 25 year olds. We provide free events, activities and support services from our hub near Euston in Camden. As much as we love our allies, Mosaic is exclusively for young LGBT+ persons so that they can meet others and build a community.

A group of 11 young people are enjoying themselves and dancing at a Mosaic disco. Everyone is dressed in party wear.

What activities are on offer for 12 to 18 year olds?

There’s a youth club every Wednesday (5pm to 8pm) and Sunday (12pm to 3pm). The first hour is for socialising and introducing new people. Don’t worry if you’re shy though, or you’d prefer not to chat – we’ve got plenty of quiet spots. The second hour is dedicated to an activity – like games, arts and crafts. And we run an educational workshop for the last hour. Recent workshops have been about mental health, intersectionality and improv. If you’ve got a lot of school or college work on, our Sunday youth club is followed by a study group from 3pm to 5pm, so you’re welcome to stay for that too.

Then there’s our culture club that runs trips to museums, theatres and other places around London. And we organise events too, like our recent Homoween party and summer camp – and we always get involved in Pride events.

“Mosaic is exclusively for young LGBT+ persons so that they can meet others and build a community.”

Klara Lievens, Young Persons’ Services Manager

12 Mosaic young people pose outdoors with mountains in the background while on a hiking trip

What support do you offer young LGBT+ persons – including with the cost of living crisis?

We always have adult mentors on site for anyone who wants a chat or is dealing with a specific issue. All our staff and mentors identify as LGBT+ themselves and they come from diverse backgrounds. We have a Discord server too so young persons can DM us if they prefer. And we offer a counselling service that young persons can refer themselves to. It’s run by LGBT+ persons who are training to be, or are recently qualified as, a counsellor – and all sessions are supervised.

Our Euston-based hub is a cosy and safe space. It’s a lovely place to hang out at any time of year including the cold winter months. We also host clothes swaps every couple of months and will often invite a hairdresser along to give free haircuts.

Lastly, we want everything we do to be accessible so most of our events and activities are free. If we do ask for a donation, there will always be a funded option so if you can’t afford to come, we will pay for you.

A group of 10 Mosaic young people pose outside of Kit Kat Club on a theatre trip.

How do young persons get involved or join?

Get in touch and complete an expression of interest form. Visit and follow the link to the youth club or young adults club. We’ll then share more information with you.

And how can Camden residents support your amazing work?

  • If you’re able to, please consider donating to help fund our vital work. Visit
  • Please consider donating any preloved clothes that are suitable for 12 to 18 year olds for our clothes swaps. You can drop them off to our friends at Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond St, London NW1 3FE. It’s open 9am to 10pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 6pm, Friday and Sunday, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays.

Find out more

Find out more about Mosaic at You can also follow Mosaic on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok – and check out their YouTube channel

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