Over the Rainbow


Over the Rainbow is an NHS Initiative for the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Community which provides a sexual health screening for the LGBT+ community of Dorset. The sexual health clinic runs every Wednesday on a booked appointment basis from 12 noon to 7pm. This can be arranged directly with the centre over the phone or in person.

The clinic is staffed by NHS health care professionals. In addition to sexual health screening OTR offers school based PSE/PSHE/SRE education. Professional training/consultancy has also been provided to neighbouring counties. Working closely with local agencies, OTR also host a variety of support and social groups.

Communi-T (Trans Group) – Are a social group for trans people and are welcoming to anyone who is on the trans spectrum.  Based in Bournemouth, they hold group sessions in social settings for people aged over 18.  Come chat and chill with other like-minded people! Communi-T are a safe, social and supportive group.  Sessions can run in local bars/pubs/restaurants as required and may vary.

Break Free (Trans Group) – Trans support group which meets regularly at OTR.

MIndout – Mental help support group which meets every Thursday at OTR centre from 1:30 – 3pm.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Counselling
  3. Drop-in Service
  4. Events
  5. Healthcare
  6. Mental Health
  7. Self-help/Support Group
  8. Sexual Health
  9. Training

Contact Details

Opening Hours

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 12:00 - 19:00 Sexual Health Clinic

Meeting Times

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