Last updated: 17 April 2024

Next review: 18 September 2024



Grove Road
E17 9BN

elop is an award-winning LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ (LGBT+) communities in Greater London and adjoining Essex borders since 1995.

elop offer a range of LGBT+ specialist mental health support, advice, information, counselling, and well being support with a wide range of community connection services for LGBT+ communities including events, activities and social support groups, delivered by LGBT+ people. elop also provide support and social support groups for young LGBT+ people.

elop provides LGBT+ voice, consultation, awareness raising, and dedicated LGBT+ education programs and training services with our Foundation Certificate in LGBT Affirmative therapy, various CPD courses and bespoke training design around LGBT+ inclusivity.

Our current Wellbeing groups and activities include: 

  • LGBT+ Asylum support group: weekly, every Thursday 4pmto 5.30pm.
  • LGBT+ Social support group: weekly, every Tuesday 6pm to 8pm
  • LGBT+ 50+ Social meet-up: weekly, every Tuesday 4pm to 5.45pm
  • LGBT+ Rainbow families meet-up: monthly, every third Sunday 2pm to 4pm.
  • LGBT+ Activities programme: various outdoor, indoor and online activities, events, and workshops happening in and around Hackney.

For further details and joining information regarding any of the above
please contact

Our current Youth out east service for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults includes:

  • Under 25s LGBTQ+ youth mentoring: varied individual times
  • 12 to 15s LGBTQ+ youth group: weekly, every Tuesday 5pm to 6.30pm
  • 15 to 18s LGBTQ+ youth group: weekly, every Tuesday 7pm to 8.30pm
  • 18 to 25s LGBTQ+ young adults meet-up: bi-monthly, every second and fouth
    Monday 7pm to 8.30pm

For further details, joining and referral information regarding any of the above
please contact

Our current HeadsOut mental health support & crisis prevention service includes:

  • ReCharge: LGBT+ Mental health peer support group: weekly, every Friday 11am to 12.30pm
  • Re-Claim: LGBT+ Women’s support group for those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence or abuse: please contact us for more information
  • Imago: Trans and Non-Binary+ Mental Health support group for all gender non-conforming people: weekly, every Wednesday 7pm to 8.30pm
  • ReFit: GBT+ Men’s Mental Health and activity programme. A range of light movement and exercise activities along with mental health awareness sessions for gay, bisexual and trans+ men
  • LGBT+ Safety & Mental Health Plans: varied individual times

For further details, joining and, or referral information regarding any of the above
please contact

Our current Pride Together service includes:

  • LGBT+ befriending programmes: weekly group sessions for 8 consecutive weeks
    Morning, afternoon, and evening programmes available

For further details, joining and, or referral information regarding the above
please contact

Our LGBT+ Counselling Service includes:

  • Low-cost LGBT+ individual counselling
  • Low-cost LGBT+ relationship couples counselling
  • Free LGBTQ+ youth counselling for under 18 year olds
  • Occasional family support

For further details and referral information regarding the above
please contact

elop also has a wide range of LGBTQ+ Volunteering opportunities throughout their organisation and services, offering opportunities to share your skills and expertise, and, or learn and develop new skills whilst supporting Elop and our communities.

For further details and information please contact

Referral required and eligibility

No referral is required for most services, send them an email.

This service is suitable for

LGBTQ+ people