NEXT EVENT 06/07/2022, 19:00 - 20:30, "the arts and self care":


What are Umbrella Hangouts?

Umbrella Hangouts is an online support group for anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+. These sessions are a safe space for anyone who is looking for a friendly chat and a sense of community. Above all else, we want you to have fun! Whether you binged Heartstopper in one sitting or Arlo Parks got you in your feels, we want to hear about it.

Over the course of the sessions, we will be chatting all things queer. Discussions will include topics such as journeys of self-discovery; the power of community; unlocking self-expression; representation in the media and navigating social media as a visibly queer person. Whilst there will be a structure to each session, this space is for you

As well as having fun, you'll leave each session feeling more equipped to tackle the day-to-day and feeling part of a community.


The sessions will be held on Zoom every second Wednesday of the month between 7pm – 8:30pm.

Session guidelines

  • Please add your pronouns to the display name on Zoom.
  • Please join the session with your mics on mute.
  • You do not have to have your camera on, you just do what you feel comfortable with. However, we believe to get the most out of the session, you might benefit from seeing some friendly faces.
  • When someone else is speaking, we ask that you keep yourselves on mute.
  • Please be respectful. We have zero tolerance for any kind of bullying/harassment. Anyone who exhibits this behaviour will be removed from the sessions. 
  • You are welcome to leave at anytime if you feel uncomfortable or anxious, just let us know in the chat.