Hart Gables pride themselves on over 10 years of offering a wide range of support groups for the LGB and T community, supporting thousands of people across the region.

Please see here for the latest update on our services in relation to the COVID-19 Virus.

We currently run three groups at Hart Gables:

Born 2 Be – Hartlepool

The Born 2 Be group is a youth group for those aged 13-19. It is for LGBT and S individuals and is held every Friday (Excluding Bank Holidays) at the Rossmere Youth Centre, TS25 5EB, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This group is run alongside Hartlepool Borough Council. 

Born 2 Be – Stockton

Born 2 Be – Stockton is a group for all LGBT youth ages 11-16. This group is held every Monday 4pm-6pm at the Newtown Community Resource Centre in the Innovation Hub.

T-Time/Cloud 9 – Middlesbrough The Cloud 9/T-Time group is for all LGBT people aged 18+. The group is held every Wednesday at the St Mary’s Centre, TS1 2RW, Middlesbrough. Please see below for the group times:

15th January: 3PM – 5PM
22nd January: 3PM – 5PM
29th January: 5PM – 7PM
5th February: 3PM – 5PM
12th February: 3PM – 5PM
19th February : 3PM – 5PM
26th February : 5PM – 7PM
4th March: 3PM – 5PM
11th March: 3PM – 5PM
18th March: CANCELLED (Please see here for more information)
25th March: CANCELLED

One to One Support

Each person that comes to us has their own unique journey with their own issues and experiences. We offer one to one support in a safe, confidential space to help with their journey’s progression whether it’s about coming out, relationship issues or a general catch-up. We help in various ways depending on your circumstances.

Who is the service for and how to obtain it

The service is for anyone aged 18 and over, or under 18 with the permission of their parent/guardian living in the TeesValley Area. To access one to one support you can refer yourself – by phoning 01642 675509 or by completing the online referral form below. You can also be referred by another professional.

What to expect

We can meet with you in a range of location, including community venues or at our Stockton base in the Newtown Community Resource Centre. We can only operate one to ones during office hours. You will receive a warm welcome upon arrival for your appointment.

At your first appointment, you’ll be asked to talk about your circumstances. Together, we’ll discuss what actions we can take to help you through the issues you may be facing and answer any questions you may have. Future appointments will be based around the actions we have agreed to take.

If it becomes apparent that the one to ones aren’t working for you, we will discuss alternatives and referrals.

If you are interested in booking a one to one session, please contact us or fill out our online referral form.

Have you been a victim of a Hate Crime? If you do not wish to report directly to the police, you can report to us. To do this, Self Refer Online or Contact Us.

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