This page has information on lesbian and bisexual women only groups and services across the North East of England. If you can’t find the information you need, please call MESMAC and we will do our best to help or check the LesBiSexyaAndHealthy website: www.lesbisexyandhealthy.co.uk
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This is a link to a website that has been created to help you stay happy and healthy as a lesbian/bisexual woman. It covers things like health, wellbeing and sex that maybe you wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Developed by the SHINE project in Newcastle.
NEOLN (NORTH EAST OLDER LESBIAN NETWORK)
NEOLN mission is “To provide a contact and supportive social network, amongst women who identify as lesbians aged 40 and over in the North East” Call the mobile number below to make contact anytime just leave a message & someone will get back to you. NEOLN meet at the Tyneside Coffee Rooms in Newcastle the first Saturday of each month between 10.30 & 11.30am with other outings throughout the year. NEOLN also have a private Facebook page for members.
Mobile 07539 489 214
Dyke Hikes are a group of lesbians who enjoy walking. While the emphasis is on leisure and meeting people, a reasonable degree of fitness is required along with appropriate boots and clothing. Most walks are between 6 and 9 miles long and take place in the countryside across Northumberland and County Durham (with occasional variations). Many walks are followed by a visit to the pub or local cafe. New walk programmes are prepared every 6 months, with one or two walks offered each month. Walks are free although a small contribution now and again from regular walkers helps with the cost of printing and hosting the website. In most case you will need your own transport to get to the meeting points although lifts can sometimes be arranged. No advance booking is required and lesbians visiting the area are welcome to join in.
Email: Website: www.spanglefish.com/dykehikes/
TYNESIDE YOUNG LESBIAN PROJECT (Lesbi Rangers)
Monday Night 6-8pm at a venue in the West End. A group for 13-19 years old girls and young women who think they may be or identify as lesbian or bisexual. The group acts as a source of support and offers a space where its members can meet in a safe environment and talk in confidence about their sexual orientation and related issues. The group combines issue based youth session with social activities. New members will be met on a 1-2-1 basis before attending the group to ensure the group will meet their needs appropriately. The group accepts both self referrals and referrals from professionals.
Call: 0191 273 4942
Email: West End Women and Girls Centre provides youth clubs and one to one support for all girls and young women in Newcastle aged 5 to 19 years of age. They have a specialist domestic abuse service for young women aged 13 to 19 years and for lesbians and bisexual women aged 18 years +
Rubyliscious at Back on Track NE is a lesbian/bi+ womens’ network that offers a way for women to get together for social networking, chats and support. Any age from 18+ can join free of charge and there is no upper age limit. It is connected to and run by the LGBT social enterprise, Back on Track NE which also provides an information, signposting, advocacy and counselling service to the LGBT community across the North East region.
North Tyneside services for Lesbian and Bisexual Women, and those unsure of their sexuality. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 6 -8pm in the Howden area.
Call: 07896702290 Wed 5 – 8pm only or text other times.
NORTH EAST LGBT PARENTS GROUP
For LGBT mums, dads and parents to be. This is a community network site on facebook. You can use it to network and meet other parents, share views or post events. To become a part of this network please e-mail:
Call: Anna on 07837608564
WOW (Women on Women)
Established friendly group for lesbian and bisexual women. Based in Darlington and covering covering County Durham and North Yorkshire. Support, friendship, discos and social activities.
Tel: 01325 462418
HART GABLES LBIRDS
Meets every Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm offering a safe and friendly space to lesbian and bisexual women in Hartlepool and the surrounding area.
Call: 01429 236790
EAST COAST GIRLIES
Social group for lesbians and bisexual women in the East Coast area, Whitby – Scarborough and thereabouts. Meets monthly.
Contact: Christine or Marianne.
Call: 01947 897406
OTHERS & NATIONAL
Provides a helpline and support groups for lesbians who have experienced physical or emotional abuse in a relationship.
Call: 020 7328 7389 Tuesday – Friday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm also Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2.30pm -4.30pm.