Contact PO Box 68947 London
Phone: 0300 999 5428 / 0800 999 5428
Our National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline is run by trained LGBT people and provides a space where you can talk through what is going on, and explore your options. We can:
- provide confidential information, advice and support
- help you create your safety plan
- explore options around housing, legal advice, counselling and local support groups
- tell you about your local LGBT friendly services
- discuss the possibility of reporting to the Police
10am - 8pm Monday
10am - 5pm Tuesday
10am - 5pm Wednesday
10am - 8pm Thursday
1pm - 5pm Friday
1pm-5pm Tuesday is a trans specific service
0300 numbers are billed as 01 and 02 landline numbers and are usually included in contract and package minutes, 0800 numbers are free from landlines and include in some mobile provider inclusive minutes.
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE)
1 Byron Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
To provide a variety of self help based support for young people & women over the age of 16 years who are survivors of sexual abuse. To promote public education and awareness of long term effects of sexual abuse.
Contact 1 Byron Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01623 622 916
COVID-19 Virus Charity Update
We are closing the Lounges and all face-to face therapy in line with the government’s advice on social distancing, but we are committed to maintaining counselling and support through digital contact or by phone where possible. The position of the government and the measures in place are changing daily so we will stay in touch and be clear about what it means for our charity and for you, our service users.
Please keep in regular contact with your key worker/ therapist via Skype or by telephone during this time. Rachael will be in touch with everyone who attends the Lounge to discuss further measures, including group support. Your therapist will be in touch to organise continued therapy in whatever method suits you best.
Stay safe, everyone, and bear with us as we try to maintain your support in this difficult time.
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE) provides the following support services:
- Provides services for females only
- Information service
- Support service
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE) provides the above services to women who suffered any of the following types of abuse in childhood:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
To provide a variety of self help based support for young people & women over the age of 16yrs who are survivors of sexual abuse. To promote public education and awareness of long term effects of sexual abuse. We offer mutual support, drop in and crisis support, befriending, mentoring, creative therapy, personal development skills, volunteering, skills and literacy.
Weekly drop in and crisis support - first call for details in your area.
Self Harm & Suicide Support (Harmless)
1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.
Contact 1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Contact form is currently unavailable. Please email.
Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. Harmless has 3 Directors and a broad range of staff.
People Who Self Harm
Self harm is the term used to describe when someone deliberately hurts themselves as a way of dealing with their emotions. They may do this in a number of ways, including:
- cutting or scratching themselves
- burning themselves with a flame or something hot
- causing bruising to the body by hitting themselves
- throwing their body against something that will hurt
- taking overdoses of tablets or medication
- inserting objects into the body
- hair pulling (also known as trichotilliomania)
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Contact 14 St John Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01623 658044
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
- Women’s Group
- Men’s Group
- Social Group
- Evening Social Group
Contact Suite 11, Baden Place, Crosby Row, London
Phone: 020 7089 5050
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. We also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents' Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people – our helpline service is for parents or carers worried about a child or young person.
Free Parents' Helpline: 0808 802 5544 9.30-4pm
Parents' Online contact form: https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/
Online Resources for Young People: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people
Young person's crisis messenger: Text YM85258 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 24/7 response
Contact Turn2Me, 1st Floor, South William Street, Dublin 2
Email: online contact form
Online support & counselling.
Turn2me provides a 3 tiered approach to supporting mental wellbeing- self help, peer support and proffesional support.
Remain anonymous, express yourself and share your experiences without fear of recognition or judgement.
Contact NCVS 7 Mansfield Road Nottingham
Phone: 0115 934 8485
We are an information and support network for the LGBT+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and other similar minority sexual or romantic orientations and gender identities). Whatever your age or relationship status, it can sometimes be difficult to talk to friends, family or partners about your feelings or concerns. Contact us and have a confidential chat with one of our trained volunteers.
- Worries and concerns about gender and sexual orientation
- Just a chat when you're lonely or down
- Information about groups, venues and social events in the local area
- Information about employee LGBT+ networks
- Sex, sexual health, safer sex, HIV/AIDS, STDs
- Legal issues such as asylum, child custody, hate crime (we can't give legal advice but can signpost you to support)
We provide a phone helpline, email, text and live chat service for support and information.
For more information visit http://www.nottslgbt.com/
Phone: 0115 934 8485 or Text: 07481 344040 (Mon to Fri 7.00pm - 9.15pm)
Contact 7 Mansfield Road Nottingham
Phone: 0115 9349529
We organise events: exhibitions, displays, workshops and training. Many of the events will coincide with either LGBT History Month or Nottingham Pride Festival.
We gather artefacts, memorabilia and audio and video recordings of LGBT people's experiences and opinions.
Get involved. We are looking for people to help organise the project and conduct interviews, and people who are prepared to be interviewed and/or to donate or loan memorabilia.
Contact us at email@example.com
Visit us at www.nottsrainbowheritage.org.uk
What does post-lockdown mean?
The government has officially eased lockdown rules, meaning as things stand right now, you’re allowed to meet up with more friends and family from different households, visit pubs and restaurants and even have your hair cut!
You still have to follow some social distancing restrictions and rules are slightly different depending on where in the UK you live.
For a full summary, see this BBC article.
Is the easing of lockdown a good thing?
For some people, the end of lockdown might feel like a huge relief. You can go out again! You can see your mates and you can do all the things you’ve been missing so much over the past few months.
But this isn’t the way everyone feels, and many of us might not feel at all ready to go back to “normality.”
- Though you may want to see your friends, the thought of putting yourself or others at risk of getting ill can be scary.
- You might be dealing with loss.
- You might be struggling with your mental or physical health.
- You might not want things to change.
How do I cope with all this change and uncertainty?
Uncertainty can be uncomfortable. When the future is hard to predict it can make you feel like things are out of your control, which can be scary.
Anxiety and fear are reasonable and natural responses to big changes.
If you feel this way there’s nothing wrong with you and there’s no need to feel embarrassed.
- Try talking to someone you trust about the way you’re feeling.
- Sticking to a routine can help to give you a sense of control, even if it’s something small like reading before bed or going for a walk at the same time every day.
- Try writing a list of all the things you can control.
- Get creative! Try singing, dancing, playing music or painting to express how you’re feeling.
What if I don’t feel comfortable going out yet?
Know that you don’t need to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
- Take things at your own pace.
- Communicate with your friends and family about how the changes are making you feel.
- If it makes you feel safer, stick to meeting people in the park in smaller groups.
- If you want to wear a mask when you see people then that’s fine too.
What if I’m shielding?
For those who are shielding (often people with long-term health conditions), the easing of restrictions won’t apply in the same way.
If you or someone in your family is shielding then it can be really stressful to see life returning to normal. It can also give you massive FOMO!
If you’re shielding or you’re worried about someone who is, know that you’re not alone.
Make sure you’re chatting to friends and family as much as you can. You can also chat things through with one of our team.
It might help to switch off from social media sometimes to avoid drawing comparisons.
Things are going back to normal, but I’m dealing with loss
Some people will have lost loved ones during the pandemic. It can be difficult to see normality returning when you’re dealing with grief and loss.
You may not have been able to see a loved one before they passed away. Restrictions may have meant that you couldn’t go to their funeral. This can make things feel twice as hard.
Grieving is one of the hardest things we go through, and everyone reacts differently. It’s ok if you’re struggling and it’s nothing to feel guilty about. But the fact that restrictions are easing also means that you can now see the people in your life that can support you through this time. Staying in touch with your friends and family can make a huge difference.
You could also sign up for bereavement counselling. You can get free counselling with The Mix here.
But, I liked some bits of lockdown!
Did you actually find lockdown nice and peaceful? Some people enjoyed the chance to slow things down and reconnect with the things they love doing.
You might also feel anxious about returning to school, university or to normal working life. But you’re not the only person who’ll be feeling this way.
- Make a list of all the things you enjoyed about lockdown, so you know which habits you want to keep.
- Talk to your employer or your teachers about what you need to feel comfortable going back to a more normal routine.
- Take things slowly; no one is forcing you to rush back to a faster pace of life.
No matter how you’re feeling about a post-lockdown world, it’s important to remember that we’re all going through this together, and there’s no perfect way of coping.
The key thing is to stay connected to those around you and make sure you feel supported and heard.
Speak to our team for free and confidential support on anything and everything that’s on your mind.
- If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
- Mind offers advice and support to people with mental health problems. Their helpline runs nine to six from Monday to Friday. 0300 123 3393
- Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
- Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, you can text THEMIX to 85258
- AnxietyUK run helplines, email support, live chats and therapy services for people with anxiety disorders. 08444 775 774
- Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
- Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free
If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn call us for FREE on 0808 808 4994. We’ll explore your situation with you and find organisations that may be able to help you further. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
One to one chat allows you to live message our trained helpline supporters about any issue that is troubling you. Our team is trained to help you explore your situation and find organisations which might be able to help you further. We offer a non-judgemental service so you can speak to us about any issue. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
We want to help you find the information you need. The more you are able to tell us about your current situation, the more we will be able to help. You can email the helpline at any time and we aim to respond within 24 hours.
Visit our website: http://www.themix.org.uk/
LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire
Centre Place Abbey Street Community Centre Abbey Street Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact Centre Place Abbey Street Community Centre Abbey Street Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 479191
LGBT+ Service offers a range of confidential one-to-one appointment based and group specialist support to young people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and any other identities, or those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation. Parents and carers support is also available.
LGBT+ Service provides a safe and non-judgmental place where young LGBT+ people can be themselves, meet new friends, take part in activities and access specialist support from trained and professionally qualified staff, on a range of issues including:
- Emotional and social support
•Sexual health advice
•Tackling discrimination and hate crime reporting
•Information on LGBT rights and legislation
•Accessing LGBT+ health services
•Support with issues in school and college
•One-to-one counselling or family mediation.
Weekly group sessions are:
11-16 LGBT+ Group – Thursdays 3-6pm
16-25 LGBT+ Group – Wednesdays 5-8pm
Monthly group sessions are:
Trans and Gender Diverse Group - First Thursday of every month 6:30-8:30pm
Parents and Carers Group – Third Wednesday of every month 6-7:30pm
Referrals to all services can be made by professionals working with young people or families of young people. Self-referrals can be made by young people aged over 13. All referral forms can be found on the website https://www.lgbtplusnotts.org.uk/
Contact Abbey Street Community Centre Abbey Street Worksop
Phone: 01909 479191/07530 252177
Talkzone can offer counselling sessions at different places within the Bassetlaw area, however we do not offer counselling sessions at home. Appointments can be offered at different times and days during the week, including some limited Saturdays.
You can be referred to Talkzone by your Doctor, Support Worker, Social Worker or any agency or person who is offering you support or you can refer yourself. All referrals are treated in the strictest confidence. To make a referral, please call Talkzone or The Centre Place on 01909 479191. You can also text your details to 07538318462 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org & we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Once a referral has been made to Talkzone, the young person will be offered an initial assessment appointment within approx 6 weeks, depending on availability. The young person may have to wait to start counselling depending on the waiting list. Full details of the waiting times will be given at the assessment appointment. Counselling sessions will be on a one to one basis, and will take place once a week & last for approximately 50 mins each time. Young person will be offered sessions for 6-12 weeks to start with, this will then be reviewed, and additional sessions can be offered if needed.
Phone: 0161 660 3347
Outburst is a safe space for young people aged 11-19 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning, to be themselves, meet friends, get involved in activities such as the crafts, music making, watch movies, get some help but most of all just have fun!
Contact 11 Sovereign Court The Highway LONDON E1W 3HH
Phone: 02035 983898
SurvivorsUK can offer a range of support services including counselling and therapy appointments as well as online chat. All services are provided by trained professionals who as specialists in the field of male sexual violence have helped many men to work through their experiences.
SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, however we are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.
Support Services close to you:
SRASAC (Sheffield) offers Helpline and Counselling to men and boys aged 13 years and above, and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support to men aged 18 years and above.
Over 20 years experience. Long term experience in working with child and adult survivors, psychosexual issues, couples work, addictive and compulsive behaviours.
The Pit Stop counselling service for men initially provides up to 20 one-to-one counselling sessions (may be extended) within Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service. Any adult male in South Yorkshire can access the service if they wish to resolve issues arising from abuse at any time in their life. (rape, sexual or domestic abuse) . Our specialist counsellors all conform to the ethical standards of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. We do not counsel perpetrators of abuse. Appointments offered weekdays 9-4pm but may be extended later in evening, and Saturdays in future.
Counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA), group work and information.
One to One Counselling / Group Therapy / Drama Therapy / Self-Help Group
Helpline counselling service
Offers a counselling service for males on the following days and times:
Mon from 2-8pm, Tues from 2-8pm, Thurs from 10-1pm, Fri from 10-1pm, Sat from 10-1pm
ISVA service providing one to one advocacy support for male survivors of sexual abuse
Age Group of Male Survivors: Helpline 13 +, ISVA 14+
SHE UK/ MENDing UK Mansfield
A holistic range of support addressing the complex needs of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Contact 12 Broad Street Nottingham NG1 3AL
Phone: 0115 8441855
What we do
Here at The Health Shop, we offer advice and support on a wide range of issues regarding substance abuse and sexual health. Some services can be provided on a drop-in basis but others require an appointment.
We provide a sexual health service which offers non-invasive testing for sexually transmitted infections (including oral and anal screening) for people who don’t have any symptoms. We also offer hepatitis B vaccinations.
We provide a range of condoms, lube, gloves and dams, emergency hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) and pregnancy testing. We also have specific information on chemsex.
The service is a C-Card registration and pick up point.
- a specialist outreach needle and syringe exchange
- blood-borne virus testing and vaccinations
- harm reduction advice
For more information about our services visit www.nottinghamwellbeinghub.org.
The Health Shop
Nottingham Wellbeing Hub
73 Hounds Gate
0115 844 1855
0800 066 5362
Tuesday 9.30am -4.30pm
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all face-to-face meet-ups have been canceled until further notice. However, Notts Trans Hub and the volunteers are still here for you. The Facebook group is still a great source of community and advice and can be found here.
We are also arranging some events, such as the monthly support group, to take place online. More details of this and other virtual events will be detailed on the Facebook group.
For more info on upcoming events, see our monthly bulletin
Trans Space Notts, usually 1st Monday, 7-9 (except bank holidays).
A new facilitated peer support group for all under the trans umbrella. Further info about the group and next meeting dates from the TSN website.
Nottingham Trans Swimming Group
A small group of local trans people have been meeting for the public adult swim session. Gender neutral changing. For more info see the website
Trans Meet Up
Meeting every other month (even months) on the 3rd Tuesday, Broadway upstairs bar, 7pm – open to all trans people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies (SOFFAs). Details here. For more info email
Trans4me, every Wednesday 5-7
Nottingham based youth group. The group is every Wednesday 5pm-7pm (except Summer holidays) for trans, non-binary and gender questioning young people from ages 13-21. trans4me flyer (Note: the map on the flyer is not accurate).
Trans Gaming group
Details here for a range of gaming meet-ups
Nottingham Invasion, 3rd Friday
A monthly social group, meeting at the new foresters from 9pm then onwards into town. Ideal for trans folk who are wishing to be more ‘out n about’ and to meet new friends. Predominantly a M2F crowd but all welcome. Join our FB page for more details.
Nottingham Chameleons, 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Social and support group for trans people, their familes and partners. Quiet, out of town location, away from the public. Most of our members are ‘M2F’, although we’re seeing more trans-men and younger people approach us. Website
QT Notts (Trans led and trans friendly LGBTIQA Group)
Pub social, trans friendly – Lord Roberts, 2nd Thursday of the month, Nottingham
“Feel out of place in a straight white world?” Meetings are always last Wednesday of the month, 7pm @ Broadway. Twitter: @QTIPOCnotts Facebook
Notts Trans Hub
Transcend, Derby (Trans support)
Drop-in on Wednesday and support group every 1st Wednesday of the month. details
WOW Group (Worksop out on Wednesdays)
Wednesdays 6:30pm- 8:30pm at the Centre Place, Worksop.A safe place for young people 16-25 to meet up and access 1:1 and group support. 07977673167.
East Midlands Bi Network
An trans and non-binary-inclusive email group for bisexual people
Phone: 0300 330 5468
Trained listeners identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid, they are understanding and will Listen and Offer Support
Mindline Trans+ is a confidential helpline for people who identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid that provides a safe place to talk about feelings confidentially and receive signposting to appropriate services and support.
Co-run by mental health charities Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset it was first made available to local people in South West England from February 2017. Following its success, and with the support of Mind’s Equality Improvement team, the helpline is now being made available across the country.
The Beaumont Society - Transgender Support
The Beaumont Society 27 Old Gloucester Street London
Contact The Beaumont Society 27 Old Gloucester Street London
Phone: 01582 412220
The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for the transgender community.
We welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour and all varieties from the nervous newcomers to those who are experienced and confident in their preferred gender.
Together with our sister organisations, since 1966, we’ve been at the forefront of supporting the transgender community, together with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender issues.
Improving the Health & Wellbeing of Bassetlaw Residents through supported access and navigation in to local services and support
Ring 01909 476118 to speak to a local Community Advisor about all of your wellbeing needs
This service is available Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00 pm
Or you can email for support 24 hours a day. ( Your email will be picked up by an Advisor the next working day )
You can email. Communityadvisor@bcvs.org.uk
Contact Time To Change 15-19 Broadway LONDON
Phone: 020 8215 2356
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know.
But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.
If you're looking for individual advice, information or support for you or someone else, unfortunately Time to Change can't provide that but there are lots of people who can - visit our Mental health help and support services page for a list of numbers to call.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
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