LGBT+ Support

If you’re having any issues relating to your gender or sexuality or simply need someone to talk to, there are a number of support services you can access free of charge at the Students’ Union and beyond.

If you’re having any issues relating to your sexuality or gender identity or simply need someone to talk to, there are a number of support services you can access free of charge at the Students’ Union, in Nottingham and beyond. In this guide you’ll find more information about them and how you can get in touch. 

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Get in touch

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NTSU Information & Advice Service

We run a free and confidential Information and Advice Service (IAS) that you can access on all three campuses. We offer advice and guidance on everything from money matters and housing to sexual and mental health and gender and sexuality. IAS is also a hate crime reporting centre. Phone: 0115 848 6260


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NTU Student Services

A one-stop shop for all your needs as a student. They offer a wide range of free and confidential services and support throughout your time at NTU. You can contact them regarding issues such as, accommodation, health and wellbeing, disability services, fees and student finance, and gender and sexuality. Phone: 0115 848 6060 Email: Website:

Nottinghamshire LGBT+ Network

The Network is there if you need support and want to do it anonymously. Volunteers are available via phone and online Monday – Friday, 7pm - 9:15pm Support is available if: - You would like to talk about your sexuality/gender identity - You are concerned about your sexual health or want to talk about sex - You need legal advice - You need to talk about anything else LGBT+ related

Phone: 0115 934 8485




QTIPOC Notts is a social and peer-led support group based in the community for LGBTQ+ (and questioning) black and people of colour in Nottingham and beyond. They are a small but prolific group and, despite being fairly new, they have led the Nottinghamshire Pride march for two years, held a few QTIPOCALYPSE open-mic nights and have published a zine. QTIPOC Notts meet on the last Wednesday of the month in Nottingham city centre, 7pm 'til late.


Instagram: @qtipocnotts

Twitter: @qtipocnotts


Notts Trans Hub

A local hub for all folk who identify under the full diversity of the trans umbrella, and also for allies, family, friends, carers, professionals and supporters. Notts Trans Hub is a peer-led community based group who provide: - A hub for community organising and information about trans friendly organisations - Local campaigns for safer spaces for all people under the trans umbrella - A monthly email bulletin and a Facebook group - A place to list local trans-friendly events, services and resources - A way to reach the trans community for consultation




Nottingham BiTopia

A social group for bisexuals and allies in the East Midlands. All are welcome. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at The Lord Roberts pub at 7:30-11pm.


Twitter: @NottmBiTopia

‘Black’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Social Support Group

A space for people of colour who have recently ‘come out’, those who decide to not disclose their sexuality and those who are questioning their sexuality or gender. The group is a confidential safe space and aim to provide a social support network. They meet once a month on a Tuesday in Nottingham, 6:30-8:30pm.

Phone: April Holmes on 07860 179267


LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire

The LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire offer a range of professional, specialist services for young people aged 11-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT+) or may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Phone: 01909 479191 / 07538 318462



The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health is an NHS clinic for people who want support with their gender.

Phone: 0115 876 0160




Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. They work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. They campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.


Gendered intelligence

Support line for trans and gender questioning people.

Phone: 020 7832 5813 / 07592650496




Whatever you’re going through, you can call them free any time. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call them on the phone. They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Phone: 116 123


Crisis Text Line UK

Free, confidential 24/7 support via text for people in crisis. Text SHOUT to 85258 from anywhere in the UK, anytime, about any type of crisis. A trained Crisis Volunteer receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The Crisis Volunteer will help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm place through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Text: 85258


UK National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline. If you're experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, they're here to help 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.

Phone: 0800 999 5428



Connect with like-minded students through our Gender and Sexuality Facebook group.

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