Here are some useful links to local organisations and more specific LGBTQ+ health information.
The useful links on this page are not endorsed by OpenClinic, but provide further information that may be of interest.
Stoke-on-Trent LGBTQ+ groups
A social group for lesbian and bi women aged 35 and over. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month in Hanley
A badminton club in Stoke-on-Trent for local LGBTQ+ people. All ages, standards and abilities are welcome.
Social and support group for trans people living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
North Midlands LGBTQ+ Older People’s Group
The group gives people a chance to meet others and make new friends; listen to guest speakers; try new activities; exchange stories in a warm, supportive, and friendly environment.
6:30pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the Community Fire Station in Hanley.
LGBTQ+ Support Group & Proud Parents Group (Starfish)
Starfish hold 2 groups; support group for LGBTQ+ people and allies aged 18 in Staffordshire (including South Staffordshire), and support group for parents/carers or family members of LGBTQ+ people of all ages.
LGBTQ+ groups in surrounding areas
Body Positive (Cheshire)
A Cheshire charity who run a Gay and Bi Men’s Group, Lesbian and Bi Women’s Group and support group for people living with HIV.
Out in Cong
A weekly meet-up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, queer, and non-binary folk in and around Congleton.
Every Tuesday from around 8.30pm. Location and time are decided in the Facebook group.
Find them on Facebook
XYZ Club (Shropshire)
The XYZ Youth Group is for young people (ages 13-19) who describe themselves as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender fluid or questioning
Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, supporting anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual orientation or gender identity, this includes family and friends. The organisation runs several groups.
LGBT Foundation (Manchester)
A safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs. There are a number of groups available to people of all ages. Held at Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.
Birmingham LGBT Centre
A wide range of independent social groups organised by LGBT people for LGBT people. So, whether you’re interested in making new friends, pursuing a hobby or interest, or making your voice heard on issues that affect LGBT people, there’s a group for you.
Glow offer a range of support services for people in unhealthy relationships. They work with people of all genders and ages and are an LGBT+ inclusive service. They also offer a men’s support service for men in unhealthy relationships.
Staffordshire Sexual Health Charity (formerly Staffordshire Buddies) has a new home at the Dudson Centre, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. They have rebranded as the charity has broaden its remit to encompass all elements of sexual health support, well-being, social inclusion and independence.
A centre which provides support services for people living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who have been sexually assaulted or raped.
A support service for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.
Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug & Alcohol Service
A service which helps people struggling with the impact of drugs or alcohol. They offer support to adults, young people, carers, partners and families who live in Stoke-on-Trent to make a positive and sustainable change to their lives and the community they live in.
Other LGBTQ+ support and information
GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.
Family and individual support for teenagers and children who are trans or gender variant.
Switchboard LGBT+ helpline
Switchboard provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. They are welcoming, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental.
An LGBT+ anti-violence charity. If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, they’re here for you. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.
Mind LGBT+ Mental Health Information
Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, and are also here to support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.
Mind, a UK mental health charity, has specialist LGBT+ mental health information, including personal experiences and useful contacts.
An LGBT domestic violence charity.
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities.
Naz and Matt Foundation
A charity based in the United Kingdom that tackles homophobia triggered by religious and cultural beliefs.
Asylum Advice for LGBTQ+ Refugees
Advice is for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees. The PTF Foundation can point you to people and organisations who can help you file a credible, effective asylum application or appeal.