How we can help
Here are just some of the ways our volunteers can help you.
Information and support on sexuality / gender identity
We know it can be difficult to talk to friends, family or even your partner about your feelings. Whatever your age or relationship status, our volunteers are all from the LGBT+ community and are happy to listen.
Our team of volunteers have decades of experience and are great listeners but we are not trained counsellors. If you do feel like you need professional help and support relating to LGBT+ issues, our volunteers can refer you to the appropriate services.
Sex and sexual health information and support
If you have questions about safer sex, HIV/AIDS or other concerns, we will answer them in an informal and non-judgemental way. Our volunteers can also put you in touch with specialist health services for more information.
Legal information and support
Our volunteers are familiar with the way the law affects the LGBT+ community and we have strong links with legal professionals and agencies who can help with these issues, including Nottinghamshire Police.
Just wanting to talk
We do not just deal directly with members of the LGBT+ community. Our volunteers often talk to parents and friends of LGBT+ people who are seeking advice on how to better support them. We are always here to listen.
Information and training for organisations, businesses and voluntary groups
As well as a host of resources (both in print and online) and recommended reading lists, we also work with organisations, groups and businesses to deliver speakers and training sessions on a range of LGBT+ issues, including sexuality, discrimination, LGBT+ awareness, and how the law affects LGBT+ people. Read more in our training section.
Support in promoting LGBT+ groups and events in Nottingham
We have always strived to give the LGBT+ community a prominent voice in Nottinghamshire. Our network loves to hear from organisations and groups who are doing something to benefit the local LGBT+ community and we aim to promote their work via our social media channels and QB newsletter. [Send us details of your project or event.]
Support for LGBT+ people new to Nottingham
If you are new to Nottingham or the LGBT+ community, we have plenty of advice and tips on nights out, special events, social groups, and websites to visit to make you feel right at home. We also have details about special facilities and groups for women, young people, trans people and those identifying as bisexual.
“I love that we have an easy to reach resource for our community and I don’t have to feel alone! Thank you.”
“I love Network because their volunteers give their time to help Notts Police understand LGBT issues better.”
“I love Network because it holds the LGBT community together and (slowly) evolves with these changing times.”