Welcome to Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline
(The Helpline was founded in 1987 as Hastings Befrienders)
"The fact that not everyone can have the confidence to say for whatever reason I am what I am, accept me for the person that I am, don’t expect or force me to be someone I am not is surely a condemnation of a society that regards itself as civilised."
The above quote is from Paul Broadhurst's, our chairman's, highly-praised welcome speech made at the 25th Anniversary Celebration on 28th September 2012, and can be read in full on the 25th Anniversary page
The Helpline is completely independent and the only one in East Sussex
Ways in which we can be contacted
Please contact us by one of the following means -
By phone: 07941 014 013 Calls are answered live on Wednesdays between 7 pm & 9 pm. At other times please leave a voicemail message or send a text and we will get back to you. We check the phone frequently.
By email: email@example.com
By using this link for our Contact form Contact form
How we deal with enquiries
Phone calls are answered by our trained, empathetic, non-judgemental volunteers.We provide information services and 'a listening ear' for LGBT people of all ages, their families and friends.When necessary, we can direct callers or enquirers by other means to the appropriate agency.
Victims of homophobic hate incidents can contact us in confidence, and we can assist with the reporting process. Please see the Hate Incident Reporting page.
Gay Men's Social Group
A problem that many people encounter as they get older is loneliness and with it a sense of isolation.These feelings can be especially acute for gay men, and to help combat them we have afternoon get-togethers in cafes in Hastings & St. Leonards where gay men can meet to socialise and obtain information. Newcomers are made very welcome.Please phone us, send an email, or use the contact form to enquire about future dates.
The links page has had a link added to Drugwatch. Their website has a huge amount of information on a very wide variety of health matters and is well worth a visit.