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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 lgbtiaq+ people.

 

lgbtiaq+ means:
Lesbian women
Gay men
Bisexual individuals
Trans individuals
Asexual and aromantic individuals
Inter individuals
Queer individuals
+ other sexual, romantic and gender minorities
 

Our offers are open to anybody who is lgbtiaq+ 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 lgbtiaq+ 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.

New: TIN Tea / Open consultation

Come to the TIN Tea to drink (ice) tea with our counselor Em and to talk about gender diversity and gender in your day to day life. The open consultation takes place once a month. You don't have to register, just come by! "TIN" means trans, inter and non-binary, but people of all genders are welcome.

Next date: 27th of Ocotber, 4 to 6 pm

Location: PLUS in Heidelberg (Alte Eppelheimer Straße 50A, Building A, 4th floor)


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.


Café International (every two months)

Everybody is welcome: refugees, migrants, volunteers, friends and allies, interested people...

Exchange with the PLUS for Refugees team, chat, relax, fiend new friends, have a drink...
Next date: tba November,  5 to 7 pm with the PLUS for Refugees team, afterwards you can hangout until the center closes

Location: Queeres Zentrum Mannheim (QZM), G7 14, 68159 Mannheim


Cooking Love in Mannheim (every month) - we are looking for a new team leader!

Do you also think that eating together is the best way to make friends? There will be a cooking evening in June again. Come along, let’s meet and eat tasty food together! Harald, Rami and Daniel invite you, everbody is welcome!
Next date: 19th of October, 7 to 8 pm
Location: Hafenkirche (Port church) in Kirchenstraße 11, 68159 Mannheim, Jungbusch (tram stop: Rheinstraße; bus stop: Akademiestraße)
Registration:

The event follows current Corona regulations. Please stay at home if you feel sick. It's appreciated if you get tested for Corona before the event. Please bring your mask - and good vibes, of course :)


Queer International Meet Up in Heidelberg (every month)

Pride season may be over but our Queer International Meet-up calendar is only getting started!
We would like to invite you to come join us on a little walk up Heiligenberg, on Saturday 30.09. There is a small restaurant near the top where food and refreshments can be bought, but you can of course also bring your own things. 
We will meet at 3 PM at the bottom of Philosophenweg - near the tram stop Brückenstraße. 

Let us know if you will join! As the weather is sometimes unstable, we will keep you up to date in case we need to reschedule. 

Next date: October
Location: Heidelberg

Registration:


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

We're always happy about volunteers who want to support queer refugees or translate in our consultations.

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

03. / 10. / 17. / 24. / 31.10. Open consultations for queer refugees in Heidelberg

The counseling team for lgbtiaq+ refugees of PLUS e.V. gives infos for new arrived people about the queer community in Mannheim and the Rhine-Neckar region and the services of PLUS e.V. and advises you with your individual concerns.

 

You don't need to register, just come by!

The event is in English and German. If you need an interpreter, please send us an email:

 

In Heidelberg: Every Tuesday. 10 am to 1 pm, PLUS, Alte Eppelheimer Straße 50 A, 69115 Heidelberg, building A, 4th floor
In Mannheim: November, tba

11.10. Group meeting: Unicorn Refugees & Bunte Frauen

If you are lonely or overwhelmed - don't worry, you are not alone! In our groups you will find a new support network: queer people with refugee experience meet once a month to talk to each other, develop ideas, support each other. In addition, we do group activities like attending parties together, political lectures, excursions and much more.

 

Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: PLUS, Max-Joseph-Straße 1, 68167 Mannheim, 4th floor

Registration: