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Counseling

Psychological counseling has to provide a safe space where gender identity and sexual orientation are accepted and not questioned or looked upon condescendingly. Therefore PLUS was founded: a psychological counseling centre for lgbtiq people.

 

Lgbtiq means:
Lesbian women
Gay men
Bisexual individuals
Trans individuals
Inter individuals
Queer individuals
 

Our offers are open to anybody who is lgbtiq and the people around them, as well as professional institutions.

PLUS offers psychological counseling for individuals, couples and families.

Possible topics are: coming-out, transition, relationships, family, starting a rainbow family, experiences of discrimination/violence, mental health.


(Free Couseling concerning sexual health is provided by KOSI.MA.)

(Free Counseling concerning asylum is provided by our refugee project. Scroll down to 'Refugees welcome' for more information.)

 

The first 4 counseling sessions are free for everybody - this is made possible by the statewide project LSBTTIQ Beratung Baden-Württemberg.
Due to the financing of the city of Heidelberg and the Rhein-Neckar district, all counseling sessions are free to anyone from Heidelberg or the Rhein-Neckar district.

Due to the financing of the city of Mannheim, all counseling sessions are free to anyone from Mannheim until the age of 27 years, their family and professionals working with lgbtiq youth.


Appointments can be made via e-mail: or telephone: 0621- 33 62 110 (Tuesdays between 4 and 6 pm and Thursdays between 9 and 11 am). Googlemail and gmail often filter our emails as spam so please check your spam folder for our responses.


Youth

PLUS supports teens, young adults and their families in the often stressful but also liberating time of coming-out.


There are five established youth groups (JuLe, Gipfelstürmer, Deltaboys, sT*ernchen and sT*ars), open to any teen and young adult searching advise or community. The youth goups organise themselves and meet regularly. What meetings look like is up to each group. Group leaders are supervised by psychologists of PLUS.


Teens and young adults at PLUS also organise themselves (= JUGEND von PLUS) and create community spaces together.


More information about the youth groups and JUGEND von PLUS can be found on the youth's homepage.


An evening „Cooking Love“ in Mannheim
Do you also think that eating together is the best way to make friends? There will be another cooking evening in April. Come along, let’s meet and eat tasty food together!

Harald, Rami and Daniel welcome you
at the Hafenkirche on May, 19th 2022, from 5pm on at Kirchenstraße 11, 68159 Mannheim Jungbusch
(tram stop: Rheinstraße; busstop: Akademiestraße).

Everyone is welcome!
Register for the meeting by May, 17th via:
The event takes place in compliance with the COVID 2G+ rule. Please bring a mask (FFP2).

Queer International Meet Up in Heidelberg
The next International Queer-Meet-Up will combine sports with a relaxed summer-atmosphere! On Sunday, the 15th of May we are planning:
  • from 2pm to 4pm a bike trip to Ladenburg and back
  • from 4pm to 6pm a picnic on the Neckarwiese in Wieblingen.

 

You can join both or one of them :) 

We will start at 2 pm in front of the Zoo Heidelberg (in front of the bears) and plan to cycle to Ladenburg via Schwabenheimer Hof. In Ladenburg we will take a small walk around the old town and then continue to Wieblingen through Neckarhausen.
In Wieblingen we will sit down for a picnic at 4pm. Please bring snacks and drinks - if you want also something to share! We will sit close to the basketball field - look out for the rainbow flag, if you want to join at the Neckarwiese. 
 
Please let us know if you are joining, so we can estimate how many people will be there:

ILSE-Group Rhein Neckar

ILSE (Initiative of lesbian and gay parents) is a group of lesbian women and gay men who want or have children. We meet once a month, to share experiences and opinions, give eachother advice, and to enjoy ourselves. If you want to meet us: Mail: Homepage.


Refugees welcome

We provide counseling, information and support for lgbtiq refugees and have taken up the cause of raising awareness of flight on seeking refugee on grounds of homo- and transphobia. We offer

  • information and support for lgbtiq refugees, especially for those in the Rhein-Neckar-region
  • information and support from volunteers
  • meetings and get-togethers for lsbttiq refugees (Unicorn Refugees & Bunte Frauen)
  • conferences and events to discuss the experiences and needs of lgbttiq refugees

For more information please contact
Googlemail and gmail often filter our emails as spam so please check your spam folder for our responses.


Translators & volunteers wanted!

PLUS is currently looking for people who can translate during counselling sessions with queer refugees for the following languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, Farsi, Urdu, Arabic or other languages
 

Furthermore, we are looking for people who want to support queer refugees voluntarily to manage the challenges of the asylum procedure and other existential issues, like search for a job or accomodation. If you are interested, please contact us at: ! We are looking forward to meet you!