LGBT+ support services

ASHFIELD LGBT+ HUB Social group which meets every Monday 1-3pm


Weekly drop-in Mondays 1-3pm at the Miller Suite Garden Room, Ashfield Health and Well-being Centre, Portland Street Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7AE

Join them for a cuppa and a chat, just ask reception for Ashfield Voluntary Action 😊
Please note – for information about this drop-in, pop an email to or call 01623 555 551

COUNSELLING DIRECTORY Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help.

People can visit our website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. Our site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news, as well as to find local events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with proof of membership with a relevant professional body. This is not an exclusively LGBT directory

DERBYSHIRE LGBT+ Is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service

FFLAG (Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) Provide support for parents coming to terms with lesbian or gay children.

0845 652 0311
FFLAG PO Box 495, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34 9AP.


Glasshouse Street, NOTTINGHAM. Telephone: 0115 8839008

G.U.M. CLINIC NOTTINGHAM GUM Clinic, City Hospital

Hucknall Road. 0115 962 7744

THE HEALTH SHOP The Wellbeing Hub, 12 Broad Street, Nottingham

0115 9055 001

Our opening hours are the following:

Monday and Tuesday 9.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30-6pm
Thursday and Friday 9.30-4.30pm
Saturday 9.30-12.00

The Health Shop brand is remaining and you will see some of the same faces up at Wellbeing Hub – The Health Shop will continue to be fully inclusive of all genders and sexualities.

All of the same sexual health services will continue including:

  • Testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV for people with no symptoms.
    (This includes oral and anal swabs – we are non-examination service)
  • HIV and Syphilis Fast test
  • Free condoms, lube and gloves
  • Information relating to safer sex and sexually transmitted infections
  • Advice around breast and testicular self-examination
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception (for people over the age of 14)
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (criteria applies)
  • Testing and referral for Hepatitis B and C
  • Specialist information around Chemsex

There will be no needle exchange from The Wellbeing Hub. The Health Shop will be providing specialist outreach needle exchange at locations across the city.

INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLORS Notts LGBT+ Network has a list of professional counsellors experienced in LGBT issues.

Notts LGBT+ Network  has a list of professional counsellors experienced in LGBT issues.

LEICESTER LGBT CENTRE Voluntary organisation supporting LGBT people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

LGBT+ SERVICE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE This includes 11- 16 year old LGBT+ support, 16- 25 LGBT+ support, Trans support groups and Parents and Carers support groups. We also provided one to one support to children, young people and their families outside of these sessions.

Alongside the groups and one to one support we are also able to provide individual counselling and family group mediation with BACP registered counsellors through our “Talkzone Counselling” service.

Our 11-16 LGBT+ group runs weekly on a Wednesday evening from 4:30pm until 6:30pm.

The 16-25 LGBT+ group WOW runs weekly on a Wednesday evening from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

NOTTINGHAM COUNSELLING CENTRE Aims to promote mental health and to relieve distress and sickness associated with emotional, personal, relationship, family or related problems.

“NCS counsellors span a variety of backgrounds reflecting the diversity of the community we serve”. There is a waiting period, which varies (phone for details) and the minimum fee is £6, but this depends on circumstances.

32 Heathcoat Street, Nottingham NG1 3AA
Tel.: 0115 950 1743

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PRIDE A not-for-profit organisation which organises Nottingham Pride LGBT Festival.

Volunteers always needed. For information see

NOTTS HARDSHIP FUND (HIV) Set up to provide financial help to people of limited means who are living with HIV.

Grants are made towards essential expenditure and living costs for people living with HIV in Nottinghamshire. As it is at present entirely dependent on its own fundraising, private donations are also welcome. Tel. 0115 845 7135

NOTTS TRANS HUB Notts Trans Hub’s e-mailed monthly bulletin has lots of useful information.

If you want to subscribe, send them an e-mail to

Notts Trans Hub is a shared, non-profit resource for the full diversity of the trans community – if you want to be part of it, or promote your stuff, please get in touch

  • Support for trans community organising in Notts
  • A way for organisations to contact and consult the trans community
  • If you want to get involved or have a project you want to link to the Hub, please let us know.
  • Home of the safer space guidelines
  • A monthly bulletin for services, supporters and trans folks to share info – email us to add to the bulletin
  • Facebook group

OUT IN EDUCATION Out in Education is a not-for-profit group that aims to tackle homophobia in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

We are run by young people (from the University of Nottingham), for young people. We plan and deliver free workshops, assemblies and lessons to pupils of all ages. We also advise and train teachers about how to combat homophobic bullying on campuses.

POLICE GAY AND BISEXUAL SUPPORT NETWORK (Notts) Support network for LGB employees in Nottinghamshire Police.

Confidential non police mobile number with 24 hour answerphone 07879 890041

RELATE (Mansfield) Willing to counsel gay/lesbian couples and couples in mixed gay/het relationships.

There is a £10 registration fee and the fees for further counselling sessions are arrived at by negotiation.

84 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, NG18 1BP
Tel: 01623-636553 (24-hour answerphone)

SPARK AND CO Spark and Co is a new-community led platform. They support ethnic minority people in the UK.

There is a substantial amount which is useful for LGBT+ BAME people, including for LGBT+ Muslims, Sikhs, Jewish people, an inclusive Mosque initiative, Asian people of marginalised genders and more.

TRADE SEXUAL HEALTH A voluntary organisation providing sexual health services to the LGBT communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

WORKSOP PRIDE Details of the annual event

Rainbow bar