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Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We’re still here to support you but have temporarily changed the way this happens. We are now providing support and running group meet-ups over the phone and online instead of meeting face-to-face. Find out more about our online meet-ups and how to join.

If you need to speak with someone urgently, you can call: 

  • The LGBT+ Switchboard helpline on 03003 300 630 (you can also contact them online here) 
  • Mermaids UK on 0808 801 0400 or via their website if you under 19 and experiencing issues around gender dysphoria 
  • NHS Kent and Medway mental health helpline on 08007 839 111 if you are struggling emotionally.  
  • Call 999 or visit your nearest A&E if you feel unable to keep yourself safe due to your mental health

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We’re running three weekly meet-ups in your area. These are safe spaces that anyone who thinks they might be LGBT+ can come along to. We’re also getting ready to run a fortnightly meet-up for 18-25 year olds in Gravesend. All the details are in the table below. At all our groups, you can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

Are you aged 13-1 7?
When? What time? Where?
Every Tuesday 4 – 5.30pm The Grand, 26 King Street, Gravesend DA12 2DU
Every Wednesday 5.30 – 6.30pm Dartford YMCA, The Roundhouse, Overy Street, Dartford DA1 1UP
Every Thursday 7 – 8pm Swanley Youth Centre, St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU
Are you aged 18-25?
When? What time? Where?
Every other Tuesday
(starting 14th January 2020)
6.30 – 8pm Thames-side Fire Station, Coldharbour Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8NT
Every Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm Dartford YMCA, The Roundhouse, Overy Street, Dartford DA1 1UP
Every Thursday 7 – 8pm Swanley Youth Centre, St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU

To find out more about our groups, please email beyou@porchlight.org.uk.