Groups

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: andrew.towers@hartgables.org.uk


We currently run three groups at Hart Gables.

To attend a group or a one to one, you must adhere to the following to ensure the safety of yourself, and others around you:

  • You must wear a face mask unless you are medically exempt.
  • You must follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Do not come to your appointment or group if you have a fever, tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or the hand sanitizer provided at the venue.
  • Places are limited at groups, to book your space contact the group facilitator (see below for group contacts).
  • If you can no longer make your appointment or group, please let us know as soon as possible.

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. 

This group is back up and running. There are limited places, you will need to book a spot by contacting Jack: jack.cummings@hartgables.org.uk

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.

This group is currently being held over Zoom only. Every Monday, 6PM-7PM. To attend this group, contact Kay (kay.attle@hartgables.org.uk) or Jack (jack.cummings@hartgables.org.uk).

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.

This group is back up and running. There are limited places, you will need to book a spot by contacting Andrew: andrew.towers@hartgables.org.uk


One to One Support

We can currently provide one to one support face to face, via Zoom, telephone & email.

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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