LGBT SERVICES AND SUPPORT

 

There are a wide range of services and support for the LGBT and other communities on this page. They range from support services for STI's, confidential HIV screening, helplines and societies aimed at LGBT people. Click each link where available for further information about what is offered. 

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BHA Leeds Skyline

BHA LeedsSkyline provides prevention and support services for anyone at risk of, living with or affected by HIV in Leeds. 

If you feel like getting involved with the group, they're always looking for volunteers!

 

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Stonewall

Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity in the United Kingdom named after the Stonewall Inn of Stonewall riots fame in New York City's Greenwich Village. 

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

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Merrion Centre - Sexual Health

Replacing the services at Sunshine Wing, The Merrion Centre clinic offers walk in appointments for full STI and HIV testing during the day. Leeds Sexual Health is an integrated service aiming to deliver prevention and treatment for any sexual health needs to people living in Leeds

You can also book selected appointments in the morning and evening to suit working schedules.

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Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country.

They offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T* young people and adults.


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Monthly Dry Drop In

The aims of this event is to provide a safe space for the LGBT* communities (and those questioning their sexuality/gender identity) for socialising, meeting new people and finding out about other social events and groups across the city. Under 18's welcome.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 3rd October - Mill Hill Chapel

 18:30 - 20:30

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Blacks Solicitors

Blacks is a firm of solicitors in Leeds, providing legal services to clients throughout Yorkshire and the UK. Blacks specialise in family law, wills and probate, employment, commercial, sport, property and a wide range of other private client and business law issues. 

Blacks are actively involved in the advancement of inclusion in Leeds; sponsoring the Leeds Hunters, supporting the Leeds LGBT* book club, and working alongside the LCC LGBT* Hub to promote diversity and acceptance throughout the Leeds commercial sector.

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TransLeeds

TransLeeds is a support group, for Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming people! The best way to get in contact with them is through their Twitter page or their website. You can also find out about all of their events and updates as they happen! 

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Leeds Survivor - LGBT Support Group

The group meets on Fridays at 11am-2pm. 

This group is for anyone in the LGBT community, including (but not limited to) people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, asexual, intersex or are questioning their identity. They provide a safe space for you to talk about any feelings or share thoughts. 

Contact Patrick at patrick.gatewood@lslcs.org.uk

All groups are held at: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW


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Erene Hadjiioannou
My name is Erene, and I'm a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist based in Leeds city centre. I have been working with clients since 2010 in a variety of settings, including creating and coordinating two specialist services in Leeds.

I understand the importance of kindness, respect, and autonomy in providing counselling and psychotherapy to those wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am available to help with a range of concerns including holding specialist skills in the impact of trauma, sexual violence, and abuse.

My practice is inclusive to all people, meaning that I welcome enquiries from: men, women, those who identify at other points on the gender spectrum, and those who reject it completely. I offer a LGBTQIA+ friendly service, in addition to working in a way that welcomes persons from a diverse range of ethic backgrounds (including working with Interpreters).

If you need to talk, get in touch. Further information, and details on how to contact me, are on www.therapy-leeds.co.uk.


Phil Mitchell - LGBT+ Counselling Services

I am a qualified therapist and since 2004 I have provided one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people and children.

I have considerable experience in working therapeutically with people addressing issues relating to sexuality, coming out and other difficulties related to sexual orientation including homophobic bullying and harassment, relationship difficulties and  struggles related to sexual orientation, religion and culture. 

I also specialise in working with males who have experienced recent or historic rape, sexual abuse, sexual assaults and sexual violence. 

I am also experienced in working with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and more.

I am also a qualified supervisor and since 2012 I have provided supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors, and also to other practitioners working with children in high risk situations.

I am registered and accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) meaning my counselling practice has been deemed sufficiently ethical.

You can find out more about me by visiting my website.


Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is at the forefront of the fight against HIV and improving the nation’s sexual health. The main aim for them is to end the transmission of HIV in the UK.

Their website provides a lot of information, resources and contacts which are useful if you need someone to talk to. 

Leeds University Union LGBT Society

Being one of the most socially active societies at Leeds University, the group welcomes anyone LGBT and beyond.

There are many things happening from events to support groups. Check our their page here

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Leeds Beckett University - EQUALS Society

The EQUALS Society at Leeds beckett is a fun, safe and active LGBTQ* community established to promote the wellbeing and happiness of its members. We are very much a society lead by its members input and requests. We run events ranging from scene tours to camping trips and much much more!

Anything you need to know can be found by visiting their website, so take a look around!

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SAGE - Supporting Older LGBT People

A new project that aims to tackle the social isolation faced by older LGBT*Q people.

This is a partnership project between Yorkshire MESMAC and AgeUK Leeds. It's main aim is to address the social isolation faced by older people and is led by Leeds Older Peoples Forum.

If you are 50+ and want to get involved, get in touch with Jude Woods to find out more: 

07736151895 or by email: j.woods@mesmac.co.uk


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Out - 2 - 18

Our group is for 11-18 year olds who identify as LGBT+.

We meet every Thursday at a venue in Leeds City Centre between 17:30-19:30 pm.

The contact is Courtnay Eyre (Lead Youth Worker) 07595211134 or Courtnay.eyre@leeds.gov.uk for any referrals or questions. 

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LGBT Switchboard

Do you need someone to talk to in confidence? The LGBT switchboard service offers just that. 

They're here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and they understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

0300 330 0630

10am-10pm every day

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The Leeds Trinity Student Union LGBT+ society offers support to LTU'S LGBT* students aswell as putting on events for LGBT* students and the wider Leeds Trinity Community. 

The only official Twitter account is @LeedsTrinitySU LGBT Society. Follow them and keep updated on events as they happen!