Hart Gables pride themselves on over 10 years of offering a wide range of support groups for the LGBTQ+ community, supporting thousands of people across the region.
Well-being Wednesday virtual group:
A virtual group hosted on Zoom every Wednesday, 6PM-7PM.
Fancy getting involved? Contact Andy for the link: firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently run three groups at Hart Gables.
Please do not come to group if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms.
Born 2 Be – Hartlepool
The Born 2 Be group is a youth group for those aged 13-19. It is for LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-16. This group is held every Monday 4pm-6pm at the Newtown Community Resource Centre in the Innovation Hub.
Cloud 9 – Middlesbrough
The Cloud 9 group is for all LGBTQ+ people aged 18+. The group is held every Wednesday at the St Mary’s Centre, TS1 2RW, Middlesbrough, 1PM-3PM.
Please note: The St Mary’s Centre require you to wear a facemask when entering their building.
One to One Support
We can currently provide one to one support face to face, via Zoom, telephone & email. Please do not attend a face to face appointment if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms. If you can no longer make your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.
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.