Drop-in services for gay men in England and Wales
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- South Woodham Ferrers
THT: sexual health drop-in for any man with need, but particularly for men infected with or affected by HIV, as well as people from the LGBT communities. Wednesdays 12noon-2pm. Phone: 0151 666 9890.
HGL: open to all gay men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men. It is a safe and confidential space for men to talk and chill out. Two experienced workers are always present during this time, to offer support and to answer any questions. Friday afternoon 2.30-6.30pm at 146 Bromsgrove Street.
THT South: providing sexual health information and resources, including free condoms and lube. Open Mondays 2-6pm and Thursdays 6-10pm at 61 Ship Street, Brighton BN1. For more info phone: 01273 764 200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THT West: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11.30am-2.30pm. 8-10 West Street, Old Market. Phone: 0117 995 1000.
Essex Gay Men’s Initiative: meets monthly on Saturdays 3-5pm.For more information visit: www.essexgaymen.org.uk or phone: 01245 250256.
The Outhouse: Open to all members of the LGBT community, friends and family welcome. Thursdays 7-10pm and Saturdays 10.30am - 1pm at 19 East Hill, Colchester. For more information phone the Colchester Gay Switchboard on 01206 871 394.
The Gay Centre, 9 Duke Street, Darlington. Open House Tuesdays 2-5pm; Thursday 2-4pm. Men's social drop-in group on Fridays 7-10pm.
Essex Gay Men’s Initiative: For more info visit: www.essexgaymen.org.uk or phone 01245 250256.
THT East: drop-in on Tuesdays 12noon-4pm at Old Customs House, Hythe Quay.
Hart Gables: Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Mondays 7-9pm at 31 South Road, Hartlepool.
Trade: Monday to Thursday 9.30am-5pm and Friday 9.30am-4pm at 15 Wellington Street, Leicester.
The Armistead Project: Drop-in for LGB and trans gay people. Tuesday and Thursday 2-9pm, Saturday 4-7pm. For more information phone:0151 227 1931 or visit: www.armisteadcentre.co.uk.
Queer Notions at the Armistead Project: Weekly mental heatlh drop-in. Tuesdays 7-9pm. For more information phone: 0151 227 9977 or email: email@example.com.
Saturday youth drop-in: weekly drop-in for LGB and trans gay people 13 to 19-years-old. For more info phone: 0151 227 1931.
Essex Gay Men’s Initiative: meets monthly on Saturdays 3pm-5pm (new members 2.30pm). Visit www.essexgaymen.org.uk or ring 01245 250256 for more information.
MESMAC North East: Monday to Thursday 1-5pm at 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle.
THT Nottingham: for more information phone: 0115 882 0121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOUT!: an information and support service for gay and bisexual men. It provides a space to discuss sexual health, relationships, coming out and self-esteem. This service also offers a wide variety of activities, monthly film nights and one to one support on request. Free access to condoms and lube is available to all visitors.
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex Gay Men’s Initiative: meets monthly on Thursdays 8-9.30pm (new members 7.30pm). For more information visit: www.essexgaymen.org.uk or phone: 01245 250256.
Gay Advice Sunderland: Offers advice and support with education, training, employment, counselling, welfare benefits, housing benefits, health related matters and support with STOPPING SMOKING! A safe and friendly environment for you to look at your own health needs including access to a personal adviser who will develop a plan for your welfare and educational needs.
Drop-in open Monday-Friday 10.00-15.00 to meet new people, have a nice hot meal or just a chit chat with a cup of tea and a biscuit.
35 West Sunniside, City Centre, Sunderland, SR1 1BU. Email email@example.com, call 0191 510 1006 or get in touch via Twitter: @Gayadvice_sund
LADS Café: weekly social group for gay and bisexual men over 18. Mondays 6-9pm, except Bank Holidays. For more information call or text Martin Hogg on 07870 565884 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Older LADS Café: group for mature gay and bisexual men. The second Monday of the month, 2-5pm, except Bank Holidays. For more information call or text Martin Hogg on 07870 565884 or email: email@example.com.