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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, TEL: 01482 392200
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
free testing - hiv
Self-sampling HIV & syphilis test kits are available to people from certain areas in England.
it starts with me: hiv postal testing
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."
YorSexualHealth (YSH) runs a free and confidential support service for people living with HIV and their partners and carers in York and North Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Mesmac's OUR project provides social support and advocacy for people living with or affected by HIV in Bradford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Adult Mental Health Services: 01482 301701 (Select option 1)
Tel: 01759 448386
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.
trans, NON-BINARY, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, and gender identity
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 MERMAIDS to
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.
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.
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.
A confidential listening service for people who identify as trans, agender, genderfluid, and/or non-binary.
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.
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.
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.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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 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."
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.
North Yorkshire Horizons
North Yorkshire Horizons is a drug and alcohol recovery service provided, on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.
"We provide recovery focused support and interventions to people with a range of drug and alcohol related dependencies."
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.
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
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."
PRIDE EVENTS AND ORGANISATIONS WITHIN YORKSHIRE
Pride in Hull: Pride in Hull | Pride in Hull
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
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.
national organisations and charities
'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.'
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.
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.'
BLACK PRIDE UK
'Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people.'