TYA Rainbow

Support

Tyarainbow LGBT young people's number: 077 908 23040

(If not answered please leave a message clearly stating how /when you would like a worker to get back to you.)

Young Women

LESBIAN LINE

An information service for lesbian and bisexual women.

Tel: 0191 261 2277 Thursday evenings 7.00-10.00 p.m.

Answerphone and Minicom available.

www.newcastlelesbianline.co.uk

ELSWICK GIRLS PROJECT

Young lesbian one-to-one support is available.

Tel: 0191 273 4942.

Young Men

MESMAC (North East)

Advice, information and guidance for men who sleep with men. Also a variety of social & support groups, HIV rapid test

Tel No: 0191 2331333

www.mesmacnortheast.com

Drugs and Alcohol

SORTED

Drugs and alcohol information and support for young people in Northumberland

Tel: 01670 500150 or 0800 633 5872 (calls free from landlines)

Text to: 077 884 96793

Email: infor@sortednorth.co.uk

www.sortednorth.co.uk

Drops ins at most schools. See their website for details

GAY AND LESBIAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Contact: Tony any evening from 10pm onwards

Tel: 01670 354576

Mental health and bereavement

QUEER MINDS

Support Group for lesbian gay and bisexual people with mental health issues.

Meets last Wednesday of every month 1-4pm.

Contact: Andi

Tel: 0191 233 0382

E-mail: LauchpadNewcastle@hotmail.com

LGBT BEREAVEMENT HELPLINE

020 7403 5969 (Tuesdays - 7.30pm - 10.00pm).

Website: http://www.londonfriend.org.uk/helpline/

SOLA

Provides a helpline and support groups for lesbians who have experienced physical or emotional abuse in a relationship.

Call: 020 7328 7389 Tuesday - Friday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm also Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2.30pm -4.30pm.

Lesbian Line Counselling

Not a helpline or support group but vital support nonetheless. Counselling service. Based in central Newcastle. Rates nominal

Phone: 07968 605 429

Homophobia

ARCH

To report homophobic harassment, call Phone 0800 032 3288

Support for Families

PARENTS ENQUIRY NORTH-EAST

Offers advice, support, and group (every 2 moths) for parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered sons and daughters. Helplines also available.

Call: Joan, 0191 455 2868 at any reasonable time.

Email: penejoan@supanet.com

Website: http://www.parentsofgays.co.uk/

TUC LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER NETWORK.

Provides support advice and information on workplace issues to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender worker whether they are union members or not. Meets in Newcastle first Friday every month. Stictly confidential service.

Email: gbtnetwork@unionsnorth.org.uk

Mail: LGBT Network, Northern TUC, Freeepost NEA 11550, Newcastle, NE1 1BR.

LONDON LESBIAN & GAY SWITCHBOARD

Tel: 020 7837 7324

Website: http://www.llgs.org.uk

STONEWALL

(National lobbying and campaigning group)

Tel: 020 7336 8860

16 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AA

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