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Where to Turn

Yorkshire MESMAC

During the coronavirus outbreak, Mesmac is no longer offering face to face HIV/STI/pregnancy tests but can offer 1-2-1 support over the phone.
The Harrogate District contact for the LGBT+ Sexual and Mental Health charity
is Jonathan Cookson 07810 550 534

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T young people and adults.
We have bases in Leeds, York, North Yorkshire, Bradford, Wakefield, Rotherham and Hull.
We run a number of LGBT youth groups across the Yorkshire region.
All our offices provide:
• Free, rapid and confidential HIV testing
• Condoms and lubricant
• Consultancy
• Counselling
• Information and resources
• Meeting rooms and training space
• Outreach to the commercial gay scene, cruising areas and public toilets
• Support for individuals and community groups
• Training
HIV testing and support sessions at Harrogate Community House. For more details or immediate support, contact Jono on 07795 623 214.
Our outreach in North Yorkshire allows us to take our services to where you are.
Our Community Development Workers in North Yorkshire provide 1-2-1 support for those times when you feel like you want to talk to someone in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.

We can visit schools, colleges or cafes. Alternatively, we can arrange to meet up with you in one of our small meeting rooms to discuss your issues in confidence.
We can discuss a broad variety of issues including:
Risk taking behaviour
Coming out
New HIV diagnoses


Contact Information
Located at:
Harrogate Community House, 46 - 50 East Parade, HARROGATE, North Yorkshire, HG1 5RR
Telephone Number: 07810 550 534
Email address:
Additional Information
Local or National: Local
Area: All of Harrogate District, Boroughbridge, Harrogate area, Knaresborough, Masham, Nidderdale, Ripon area, Wetherby
Who is it aimed at?
Teenagers 12-17, All Adults 18+, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex, Minority Ethnic
Last updated 1.09.2020