How We Help

Woman in CounsellingOne in four people experience mental distress. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people this is higher. Since 1985 our professional and experienced staff and volunteers have been offering a range of services to address this.


PACE's counselling service offers support to people who are facing issues such as anxiety, coming out, sexual identity, depression and relationship difficulties. We offer a range of counselling approaches and all our counsellors are lesbian, gay or bisexual. They are all fully qualified or in the final part of their training.

We also offer specific help about sexual health and HIV as well as employment counselling and counselling for drug and alcohol concerns.

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Family Support

Our sexuality can affect different family relationships. For PACE every family member is important. We offer support to parents, their children, couples, and those planning to become parents.

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Mental Health Advocacy

People who are lesbian, gay or bisexual often face discrimination from mental health services, or feel that they aren't getting the help and support that's right for them. PACE's advocacy service can provide information on your rights and relevant services. Our advocates will support you to make choices and decisions that you feel safe with.

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PACE is one of the UK's leading providers of training, speakers and support to other organisations on diversity, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and mental health issues.

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Workshops and groups

PACE offers a wide range of workshops and groups. We talk about different aspects of gay life, from sex, self-esteem and relationships to bars and cruising and everything else in between. Workshops are safe, friendly and relaxed, with a mix of activities that allow people to participate in a way that's right for them.

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Youth Work

If you are 19 or under and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure about your sexuality or gender identity then PACE's youth service could be for you. You can get information, advice and support from our lesbian and gay youth workers and meet other young people.

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