Stand Up Awareness Week


Stand Up Awareness Week – November 14-18th, 2022

What is Belong To’s Stand Up Awareness Week?

Belong To’s Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for post-primary schools, youth services, and Youthreach in Ireland to join us and take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This week is an opportunity to take steps to make spaces safe and supportive for LGBTQ+ young people. We will equip you with the resources, tools, and knowledge needed to host Stand Up Awareness Week in your school, youth service, or Youthreach this November.

It is heart-breaking that one in five young LGBTQ+ people face bullying and that 73% of young LGBTQ+ students feel unsafe at school. Together we can create spaces where LGBTQ+ young people feel safe, equal, and valued.

Take the first step and sign up for our online training below.

Every year we are building on the previous year, the awareness is growing and the participation among staff and students increases every time. I am proud of our school community and our celebration of Stand Up Week 2021.

Patricia O’Connor, Old Bawn Community School, Tallaght, Dublin

Stand Up Awareness Week was a celebration of the diversity within our school and was a colourful reflection of our ethos in action.

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath

Who wouldn’t want to be a teacher during Stand Up Week? A time of fun, friendship, learning and solidarity. A time when the community school can provide gets to shine and we get to show love, compassion and inclusion for every single member of our school.

Lauren Comer, Mercy College Coolock, Dublin

Stand Up Awareness Week Resources 

Belong To will send schools, Youthreach centres and youth services a resource pack including a Guide to Stand Up and posters in September 2022. An accompanying Toolkit and additional resources are available to download from our website. You can view the resources for Stand Up Week 2022 here:

Stand Up Awareness Week 2022 Resources – BeLonG To


Stand Up Awareness Week Training

Our Stand Up Awareness Week trainings for 2022 are now finished. If you would still like to avail of training, you can access our free eLearning module on Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools & Youth Services here: Online Training for Youth Services and Schools – BeLonG To

If you require any further support, please contact Stephen Cassidy at