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
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.
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.
Mermaids provides a helpline aimed at supporting transgender youth up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them. The helpline offers emotional support, a gateway to the parents and teens forums, information about current legislation and protections under the law, plus signposting to training and resources. The helpline is manned by volunteers, so we do not have a definitive schedule of when we can answer your call but aim to answer your calls between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Friday. Any voicemails will be responded to as soon as we can once received. If there is no-one available to talk to and your situation is urgent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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 email@example.com & 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.
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!
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
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).
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)
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.
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don't suffer in silence.
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.
Our offices are closed and customer services are currently contactable by email only.
Queer heritage is everywhere. What we today call Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) histories are embedded in the buildings and landscapes all around us. Pride of Place uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today.
Details of Birmingham Office which covers the Midlands and includes Nottinghamshire are below.
Chesterfield Golden Rainbows is a confidential social support group for those who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or Transgender, and are over the age of 50. At our meetings we could have an activity, listen to a guest speaker, have a quiz or enjoy a games afternoon.
The group decides what they would like to do, with the emphasis on friendship. We may also go out as a group or attend an event as a group.
The group meets in Meeting Room 2, next to the cafe, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN.