Darlington ARQ

Darlington ARQ is a community based organisation offering positive mental health and wellbeing for all. Everyone can access Darlington Arq.

We offer counselling & mentoring; awareness training and secondary wellbeing services to anyone who needs them.

All of our services are provided by qualified, fully insured and DBS checked workers who will welcome you to a designated safe space that has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and hatred of any kind.

Our services are:

Counselling is a confidential helping activity whereby through the use of active listening you  are empowered to help yourself, face your issues and develop strategies for coping with them.

Peer Support
Providing a designated safe space; a place where you can talk openly about your sexuality, gender expression, gender identity and indeed any aspect of LGBT+ lifestyle. Peer Support can also take place as part of organised groups.

LGBT Awareness Education
High quality LGBT+ awareness education around LGBT+ culture and life; written by our service users and clients available to anyone.

Drop In Anytime
Unit 48 Cornmill Shopping Centre, Priestgate, Darlington, Co Durham DL1 1LT

To make a referral for yourself or anyone else, please use the referral link here https://darlingtonarq.com/referral-form/

Come along to talk about your experiences or just hang out with other LGBT people like you in a safe and accepting space.

Ran by our counselling staff and support volunteers, we take part in a wide range of activities, designed to support and enrich our inclusive members.

To find out more; phone us on 01325 788 203, or email us on darlingtonarq@gmail.com or even better, drop in to our unit in the Cornmill Centre.

Services provided for: 
Bisexual Men
Disabled People
People Over 50
Bisexual Women
BME/Black People
Deaf/Hard of Hearing People
Gay Men
Lesbians/Gay Women
Non-UK Residents
Trans People/People with gender histories
Young People
Key areas of work: 
Drop-in Service
Mental Health
Self-help/Support Group
Sexual Health
Social Group
Area of operation
East of England
Contact details
01325 788203
Unit 48
Cornmill Shopping Centre
Darlington • DL1 1LT
Meeting times: 
Various Daily
Opening hours (if applicable): 


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