The OutHouse


We are a registered charity (no. 1006244), providing opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex. Our mission is to develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.

Through our vast programme of services, including counselling, social events and support groups, we are committed to helping all members of our wonderful LGBTQ+ community.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Counselling
  3. Gender
  4. Mental Health
  5. Self-help/Support Group
  6. Volunteering

Contact Details


01206 871394


[email protected]


Opening Hours

Office hours: Mon - Fri, 9.30am-5pm, groups and activities 7 days a week at different times.

Meeting Times

LGBTQ+ Socials: Saturdays 10:30am-1pm first and third Saturday of the month. Trans Gender Diversity group: first Saturday of the month 2-5pm, Youth project: Mondays colchester 4-6pm, Tendring Wednesdays 4-6pm, Parents and Carers of Trans+ people: first Wednesday of the month 7-9pm, Book Group last Thursday of the month 7-8.30pm, Tuesday social 2-4pm, Mens group fourth Wednesday of the month 7-9.30pm

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