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SUPPORT

THERE IS NO SHAME IN ASKING FOR HELP

Here at Wolds Pride we are committed to helping every member of our community. Perhaps you have questions about your sexual orientation or gender identity? Or need advice around mental or sexual health?  Whatever it may be, there are fantastic services and support networks available throughout the Yorkshire!

Can't see a suitable contact? Use the 'Contact' section on our website to get in touch, and we will help you find the support you need. 

You are not alone, you are valid. 

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

WOLDS LGBT+ FORUM

The Wolds LGBT Forum is a group which represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Trans (LGBT+) community within the area of Pocklington, Market Weighton, and the surrounding areas throughout the Wolds. Through their forum they aim to offer free support, guidance, companionship, advice, recommendations, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/woldslgbtforum 

YORK LGBT FORUM

York LGBT Forum offers support to LGBT+ people in York. They are a registered non profit charity. The York LGBT Forum meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month 7pm-9.30pm at York St.John University and usually in DeGrey building room DG109. All are welcome to attend.

York LGBT Forum | Don't Hide Your Heart 

HULL AND EAST RIDING LGBT FORUM

Hull and East Riding LGBT Forum is a representative body for LGBT+ people within Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm at the Guildhall in Hull City Centre.

Hull & East Riding LGBTQI+ Forum (facebook.com)

LOLLIPOP 

Lollipop supports LGBT+ people who are between the ages of 13 and 19. The group meets Wednesday 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm every other week in Beverley town centre. LOOK group (Loving Our Out Kids) parental support group meets on the first Thursday of the month 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Beverley. The helpline is open weekdays, 9 am - 5 pm.

EMAIL: lollipop@eastriding.gov.uk, TEL:  01482 392200

SEXUAL HEALTH

YORKSHIRE MESMAC 

Yorkshire Mesmac Hull deliver focused work with various communities including Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).

They offer testing for:

  • HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Pregnancy,

  • Offer free condoms from their base, at the LGBT+ venues and by post.

  • Yorkshire Mesmac provide 1-1 advice on:

Sexual health, contraception, sexuality and hate crime and also offer free CPD accredited training to professionals on HIV, STIs, LGBT+ awareness, trans awareness, FGM and consent.

Home - Yorkshire MESMAC

CORNERHOUSE

Cornerhouse works with young people around sexual health and emotional well-being.

They can offer:

  • Peer mentoring in schools and the community (part of Headstart)

  • One to one support for young people at risk of sexual exploitation and workshops in schools and youth venues (CARE Project)

  • Work with boys and young men around healthy relationships, 'Break the cycle'

  • Reachout (in partnership with the Warren) is an outreach project covering the city of Hull talking about anything!!

  • Support for young people around gender and sexuality - including the Step Out group

  • Training for professionals and parents

  • Relationship and sex education in schools or any other youth setting

Welcome | Young People's Sexual Health in Hull and East Yorkshire (wearecornerhouse.org)

CHCP SEXUAL HEALTH 

The Hull and East Riding Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Partnership offers a wide range of FREE accessible, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health services for everyone in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

City Health Care Partnership (chcpcic.org.uk)

YORSEXUAL HEALTH

Yorsexaual Health has clinics across the whole of North Yorkshire and York which offer a full range of specialist sexual health and contraception services. Their Community Outreach Team offers services to LGBTQ people in York and North Yorkshire including confidential HIV testing, free condoms and lubricant, 1-2-1 support and support groups. All of the clinics in York and North Yorkshire have mixed waiting areas and our treatment rooms are not gender specific.

YorSexualHealth - Home

sexual health advice for young people: ERYC

You can use the link below to identify where your closest and most suitable sexual health services are within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Sexual health (eastriding.gov.uk)

HIV

free testing - hiv

Self-sampling HIV & syphilis test kits are available to people from certain areas in England.

Freetesting HIV | Free HIV Kits for Self-testing at Home

it starts with me: hiv postal testing

Order a free HIV postal test - It Starts With Me

Terrence Higgins trust

The Terrence Higgins Trust offers a wide range of services and support surrounding sexual health. "We're the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. We support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health."

A healthy sex life | Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)

yorsexual health

YorSexualHealth (YSH) runs a free and confidential support service for people living with HIV and their partners and carers in York and North Yorkshire.

YorSexualHealth - HIV services

Yorkshire mesmac

Yorkshire Mesmac's OUR project provides social support and advocacy for people living with or affected by HIV in Bradford.

HIV social support - Yorkshire MESMAC

elton john aids foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organisations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is simple: to be a powerful force in the end to the AIDS epidemic. 

Elton John AIDS Foundation | Creating a world free from AIDS

nam aidsmap

Use their test finder to find out where in the UK you can have a free HIV test that is convenient to you. HIV testing is free and confidential in the UK.

Find a free HIV test near you | aidsmap

 

mental health

HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE MIND

Wolds Pride has excellent connections with Hull and East Riding Mind and can testify for the fantastic services they offer. They ensure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind - We are Hull & East Yorkshire Mind, the mental health charity (heymind.org.uk)

york mind

York Mind is a leading local provider of services supporting individuals recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery, social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity such as learning, volunteering or employment.

York Mind - Home 

MIND

Mind offer a vast range of support for individuals experiencing or recovering from mental health. "We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect."

Home | Mind

community mental health services for adults in the east riding

The team operate recovery-based community mental health services for people living in the East Riding of Yorkshire who have enduring mental health problems.

The service is provided in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with other internal mental health services. 

Community Mental Health Services for adults in the East Riding (humber.nhs.uk)

adult community mental health service: Pocklington

People can be referred by their East Riding GP or they can refer themselves for an assessment by calling or emailing the Mental Health Response Service on the number below.

Contact Details:

Adult Mental Health Services: 01482 301701 (Select option 1)

Tel: 01759 448386

Email: hnf-tr.mentalhealthresponseservice@nhs.net

Adult Community Mental Health Service - Pocklington (humber.nhs.uk)

Mindout 

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

MindOut | Mental Health Charity for LGBTQ community

trans, NON-BINARY, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, and gender identity

MERMAIDS uk

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

Transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.

You can chat online with a qualified webchat operator

Open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday

Text chat: 

Text MERMAIDS to

85258

for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

trans Leeds: Yorkshire mesmac

TransLeeds is a support and advocacy group for trans* identifying people in Leeds and the surrounding area, as well as their families and friends.  They aim to provide practical help with all stages and aspects of transition.

TransLeeds - Yorkshire MESMAC

gender identity and education society uk 

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society – Improving the Lives of Trans People (gires.org.uk)

LBGT+ SWITCHBOARD

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information.  They connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations.

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

mindline trans+

A confidential listening service for people who identify ​as trans, agender, genderfluid, and/or non-binary. 

Home - Mind in Somerset

GENDERED INTELLIGENCE 

A trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none.

Home | Gendered Intelligence

13-21 year olds youth group in Leeds | Gendered Intelligence

The proud trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

The Proud Trust - Home of LGBT+ Youth

 

suicide prevention and support

hub of hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

Hub of Hope - Mental Health Support Network provided by Chasing the Stigma
 

SAMARITANS UK

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

CALM UK

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this

CALM Homepage - Campaign Against Living Miserably | CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the biggest single killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK (thecalmzone.net)

PAPYRUS

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. The work they do centres around three key principles; Support, Equip, and Influence. "We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK."

Home | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)

Other services and resources: Text "SHOUT" to 85258, or access the "Stay Alive" app.

SUBSTANCE SUPPORT (DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES)

Drug and alcohol services - East Riding partnership

Delivering a variety of addiction services to those living in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Drug and Alcohol Services - East Riding Partnership (humber.nhs.uk)

North Yorkshire Horizons

North Yorkshire Horizons is a drug and alcohol recovery service provided, on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.

North Yorkshire Horizons - Adult Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service. We're rated Outstanding by the CQC. Call us on 01723 330730 (nyhorizons.org.uk)

HESTIA

"We provide recovery focused support and interventions to people with a range of drug and alcohol related dependencies."

Drugs & Alcohol Support | Hestia

Young Minds

Support with mental health, substance (including drugs and alcohol), and a range of other services. You can contact them personally yourself, or access services designed specifically for concerned parents, guardians or family members.

Supporting Your Child - Drugs and Alcohol (youngminds.org.uk)

Frank service:

Provides honest information about drugs and alcohol.

Live chat service also available (2 - 6pm, 7 days a week).

Information on accessibility, confidentiality and cost available here.

Phone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Opening times: 24/7.

ADDITIONAL LOCAL ORGANISATIONS 

BLACK HERITAGE COLLECTIVE 

Hull based organisation who's objectives include: "To identity institutional racism in society, promote opportunities for all people of black heritage and to offer advice and support to anyone of black heritage."

(2) Black Heritage Collective | Facebook

PRIDE EVENTS AND ORGANISATIONS WITHIN YORKSHIRE

Pride in Hull: Pride in Hull | Pride in Hull

York Pride: York LGBT Pride – North Yorkshires' Largest LGBT+ Event! (yorkpride.org.uk)

Doncaster Pride: Doncaster Pride

Bridlington Pride: Bridlington Pride (facebook.com)

Leeds Pride: Leeds Pride - Your City, Your Pride

Trans Pride Leeds: Home | Trans Pride Leeds

Barnsley Pride: Pride Barnsley (facebook.com)

Beverley Pride: Beverley Pride | Facebook

Bradford Pride: Bradford Pride (facebook.com)

Keighley Pride: Keighley Pride (facebook.com)

Happy Valley Pride: Happy Valley Pride - Hebden Bridge - Celebrating LGBTQ life

Sheffield Pride: Home | Pride in Sheffield | The official home of LGBTQ+ Pride in Sheffield

Goole Pride: Goole Pride (@goolepride) • Instagram photos and videos

local safe spaces and venues

lunar café York 

Lunar is a safe space, where you can find like-minded people and connect; an arts space; a space to be yourself and truly embrace your queerness.

Lunar Café | LGBT+ Coffee Shop in York (lunarcafeyork.co.uk)

national organisations and charities

Stonewall

'At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.'

Stonewall

Sparkle

Sparkle's aim is to promote awareness and acceptance of the transgender community, and it organises a range of events to help with that goal.

Home | Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity

BI Pride UK

'We believe that people who experience attraction beyond gender deserve to be able to celebrate their identities publicly, visibly and proudly in all spaces without fear of ridicule, erasure or harassment.'

Bi Pride UK | Attraction beyond gender

BLACK PRIDE UK

'Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people.'

UKBP (ukblackpride.org.uk)