The Connect Service- can help you by finding info about local services, activities & opportunities. If needed, Connect staff can work with you around money issues, housing problems, health management & other things. This short-term support will be tailored to your needs & will focus on achieving what you want in a way that suits you.
If after exploring these options you feel you may need more support, then you might need to have a Care & Support Assessment. This will allow you to explain the things you are finding hard to achieve & we will discuss with you how we might be able to help you.
The aim of the assessment will always be to help you regain or maintain a level of independence. We will carry out the assessment in the most proportionate way depending on your needs, this could be over the telephone or at one of our clinics.
Please contact us on 0300 500 80 80, an advisor can help you with your options and may complete a referral for a care and support assessment.
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.
Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing and prospects of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools, using a proven model backed up by research and training.
Like the rest of the world, Place2Be is adapting as coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts society and everyday lives.
With school closures and lots of uncertainty, we’re working hard to ensure we can support as many children, young people and families as possible during this unsettling time. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.
With so much uncertainty in the world, children and young people need our emotional support now more than ever. Please donate today to help us to support the mental health of children and families across the UK.
Children are less likely to suffer from serious mental health difficulties in later life if they receive support at an early age, providing a cost saving to adult mental health services.
Growing evidence indicates that promoting positive mental health also improves a range of positive school outcomes, including attitudes to learning, better attendance and lower exclusion rates.
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.
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/
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)
Out in Education is an entirely student-run not-for-profit. We were founded at the University of Nottingham in 2013 and have grown year-on-year under the leadership of successive waves of enthusiastic volunteers.
We have three key aims:
1. Tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools
2. Support young LGBT+ people coming to terms with their sexuality
3. Train teachers to organically bring LGBT+ issues into the classroom
We work towards these by delivering assemblies and workshops on a diverse range of topics to students from KS1 to KS5. We also help schools create effective pupil-led anti-bullying policies. Our impact is demonstrated through Ofsted reports, schools displaying pupils’ anti-bullying policies and frequent repeat visits.
All our volunteers are LGBT+ university students who have recently come through the education system, and so can relate to homophobic bullying and coming out at school. As the curriculum does not make LGBT+ education compulsory, many of us felt we couldn’t be ourselves at school. Our aim in every session is to be the person we needed when we were younger and ensure no more students suffer in silence.
Worksop pride is a small group of volunteers who work throughout the year to organise an event to show solidarity with the LGBT+ community. 2018 saw the 3rd annual event attract over five thousand people.
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.
To comply with the current government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close our head office (Bradbury House) and the Sybil Levin Centre (including Sybil's Homemade). We have also closed all group activities until further notice including Best Foot Forward, ClickSilver, MCST groups, Ageless Grace, Men in Sheds, Silver Pride, GP Referral Service (based at Sybil Levin Centre), Whatton sessions, and all team or group meetings.
All of our shops (West Bridgford, Mansfield and The Lifestyle Centre) are now open in line with government guidelines.
The group meets monthly on the first Friday between 2-4pm at Age UK Notts. . Meetings will generally start with a speaker or film show followed by discussion and planning of other social events. The group intends to organise visits and activities such as walks, cycle rides, meals out etc. between the monthly meetings. New members are welcome to just turn up on the day.
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.
Our Belper based Golden Rainbows group is a friendship and social support group for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and are over 50, facilitated by members of Derbyshire LGBT+ staff team.
The Golden Rainbows Research Project conducted by Derbyshire LGBT+ looked at the experiences of LGBT+ people over 50 years old in Derbyshire, particularly those in rural areas. The results of this project told us that there were many LGBT+ people over 50 who would benefit with a social support group for them, which would reduce isolation and loneliness.
We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 3pm. Our meetings may consist of an activity, we could have a guest speaker, a film, do a quiz or enjoy a games afternoon.
The group decides its own programme, and Derbyshire LGBT+ will facilitate a programme that is of interest to the entire group.
If you would like to know more about the group, would like to come to a meeting, or want to know the programme details for the next few meetings, please get in touch with Derbyshire LGBT+.
We also have a number of other Golden Rainbows groups around the county- check out their pages for more information.
If you would like more information on this, or any of Golden Rainbows groups, please contact John Yate-Haroldemail@example.com
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.