Support groups in England and Wales
- North Yorkshire
Married Men's Group (MMG) at HGL: a group provides support for men who are married or in a relationship with women. Alternate Mondays 6-7.45pm. For more info phone: 0121 440 6161.
Mayisha at HGL: a group to help support the social needs of Black African and Afro-Caribbean men and women. For more information email: Mayishabham@yahoo.co.uk.
LGBT Alcohol Support Group at HGL: provides support to individuals, partners, friends and families who are affected by problematic alcohol use. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month 7.30-9.30pm. For more info phone Tony on 07941 938170 or email: email@example.com.
The Lounge: a peer support group for gay men who have been living with HIV for two years or more. Held in Brighton for residents of Sussex. People can drop-in and socialise, seek advice and information, or just relax. Ring 01273 764 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- THT West: one-to-one support; hardship fund, advocacy and advice for HIV positive men in Bristol, Swindon and Gloucestershire.
- Positive Gay Men’s Group at THT West: A peer support group open to all HIV-positive gay men. Every first Wednesday of the month, 7.30 – 9.30pm.
- Complementary therapies for men living with HIV at THT.
- For more information on all these services phone THT West on 0117 955 1000.
Other support in Bristol
Bristol Family and Friends at THT West: a peer support group for the family and friends of gay men and lesbians who are having difficulty coming to terms with their loved one’s sexuality. Every third Wednesday of the month, 7-9.00pm. Phone: 01454 898 644 or 0117 950 4104
No.8 at THT West: an informal community peer support group for men who are married or in a relationship with a female partner, but who are questioning their sexuality and/or having sex with other men. Every first Thursday of the month, 6- 7.30pm. For more info phone: 0117 941 2440.
General Support Group: a support group for people living with HIV in North Essex on Tuesdays 12noon-4pm. For more information phone: 01206 798 595 or email: email@example.com.
Stag group: social activities away from the commercial gay scene, access to safer sex resources, plus a gay library and gay press. Meets Mondays from 7.30pm in central Gateshead. Phone Steve and Mark on 0191 490 1699.
BOLD: support group for people with learning disabilities at The Armistead Project. Phone 0151 227 1931.
50+ Group: group for men over 50. Phone Gareth or Kathy on 0151 227 1931.
Gay & Bisexual men’s HIV-positive group: group for HIV-positive men over 20-years-old. Phone Martin on 07769 677 621 or Paul 07887 657 128.
Parents & Carers Group: support for parents and carers of LGB people atThe Armistead Project. Phone 0151 227 1931.
LGF Black LGBT Group: a support and social group for black people who identify as LGBT. Activities include discussions, socials and outgoings. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month between 7.30-9pm
LGF Ice Breakers: a self-help group which cater for gay and bisexual men who are coming out, coming out of a relationship, feeling isolated or who are new to Manchester. The group meets Wednesdays from 8pm before moving on to the village for a drink.
LGF 40+ Gay Men’s Group: a group provides a safe and welcoming environment for gay and bisexual men aged 40 and above. Activities range from talks to quizzes and watching videos, as well as the occasional trip out. Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.
LGF Gay Married Men’s Group: for men who are, or have been, in a heterosexual relationship and are attracted to other men. Attendees do not necessarily identify as being gay or bisexual. Meetings are held every first and third Tuesday 7.30-9pm.
Other LGF groups: include Biphoria (support for bisexual people), LGB Smoke Free (support for giving up smoking) and LGF Art Class.
For info on all LGF groups visit www.lgf.org.uk or phone the LGF helpline on 0845 3 30 30 30.
Gay Men Tyneside (GMT): offers social activities as an alternative to the commercial gay scene, and is open to gay/bisexual men who are 20 and over. Meets Wednesday evenings. For more info phone: 07857 837 319 or MESMAC North East on 0191 233 1333 or visit:
Time Out: a confidential social and peer support group for men who are gay, bisexual or exploring their sexuality. Meets every Tuesday evening in a safe, discreet venue in Norwich. Phone: 01603 219299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gay Men Talking Northallerton: social group meeting on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more info phone Gary on 01325 259084.
Indigo: a support and social group for LGB people from a black minority background. Offering one-to-one support and information. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month 6.30-9.30pm. For more info phone: 07974 199 230, email: email@example.com or visit: www.myspace.com/indigosheffield.
Peer Support Group: group for people living with HIV in South and West Essex. Just drop-in for general information, advice and support or to meet people and share experiences on Wednesdays. For more info phone: 01702 340 791 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sefton men’s group: group for gay and bisexual men over 20-years-old. Phone Darryl on 078794 265 814 or 0151 227 1931.
Teessides Out: social group for gay and bisexual men aged over 20. Every Thursday 7-9pm. For more info phone Stephen on 01642 804 400 or 07776 210 882.