Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information,
services & support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities of Leicester,
Leicestershire & Rutland

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Christmas 2017 and New Year Closure

Monday, 18th December 2017

When Trade is closed over the holiday season, there is still help at hand.

Sexual Health

Leicester Sexual Health will have limited opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. Click here to view the holiday opening times.


If you need to access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) over Christmas and New Year, this can be accessed 24 hours a day from Leicester Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency Department. 

Safer sex packs

Our safer sex packs will be available from all of Leicester's LGB&T bars over the festive period. They will have an ample stock to keep them going. If you don't see any, please ask a member of staff.

One-to-one emotional support

The London-based Switchboard LGBT+ helpline is open every day from 10am-10pm (including over the Christmas and New Year period) to provide you with support and information.  They also offer a referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans* people as well as anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.  They provide a confidential, welcoming, supportive and non-judgemental service. Although London based, they provide support regardless of where you live. Call them on 0300 330 0630 or click here to visit their website.

You can talk to Samaritans "any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal."   They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Although not LGBT-specific, they are trained to listen to you talk about your thoughts and feelings; to help you see things more clearly and think more clearly about your options.  Call Samaritans for FREE on 116 123 or click here to visit their website.

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