Deb Rowles the Secretary of Norwich Pride writes:

ACCESS: Please click Newsletter No.10  if you want to hear a sound recording of me reading out this newsletter.  Click here for an Easy Read Leaflet version of the Virtual Norwich Pride Guide 2020.

Hi all,

Only 2 days to go and the whole Norwich Pride team are so fired up and excited about this weekend.

It’s Virtual Norwich Pride 2020!

On Saturday 25th July 2020.

We’re so looking forward to connecting with our whole community after all this time.

But we still need your help. As Pride Makers you can do so much to promote awareness of this celebration for the LGBT+ community. Let’s do it!

Here’s how…..

  1. MOST URGENTLY, we still your clips for our Virtual March

Please, please, please send in your clips of you marching, dancing, flag waving, dressed up and spreading the rainbow love.  Deadline Thursday 23rd July lunchtime.Send them via the online form on our website or to Use WeTransfer for any larger files.

2.Tell! Tell! Tell! your friends, your family, your work colleagues. Bookmark the Norwich Pride Website, where you’ll find the fabulous Virtual Norwich Pride Guide 2020 with all the information about the day, which starts from 10.30am right the way through to 4.45pm. After that the community will take over with a show from Euphoria and a live DJ set from Fetch night club to keep us dancing well into the night.

3.Follow us now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

4.Share! Share! Share! Let’s spread the word far and wide and get thousands tuning in. Get sharing our posts and promotions.

5.Watch us on the day. Simply click on The Pride Guide on our Homepage. Then again on the Pride Guide when it appears. All the links will be there.

6.Join in on the day. Share pics of yourselves celebrating on your socials using the hashtag #VirtualNorwichPride so we can see what you’re getting up to.

7.Get all the Backstage gossip and send messages and shout outs to Norwich Pride’s very own Titania Trust as she hosts our Norwich Pride show from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Use @TitaniaTrust

Have a wonderful Virtual Norwich Pride 2020 and don’t forget to fill in the post-Pride survey for us which will appear next week.

All the best, keep scrolling for all the usual details of places to find support.


(my pronouns are she/her)


Isolation Support for You

  1. Support for the Vulnerable/Mental Health/Well Being

If you are classed as vulnerable and are in need of support please visit and scroll down, or contact the county council’s designated phone line on 0344 800 8020 where help will be available.

  1.   Community Support for people at home

  1.   COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups

Check out Facebook for COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups. This is the one based in Norwich. Anyone can post who needs or is offering help in your local area. (NB: Not all areas in rural Norfolk are covered yet but you can search here for your nearest group.)

  1. Coronavirus isolation support – Facebook page

A Coronavirus support page which was set up by one of our Pride Makers. Covering things like who is delivering food and who has stopped delivering food and other useful links.

  1.  Mental Health and Well Being

The link below will enable you to sign up to a Covid-19 mental health counselling group session. They have some great tips on how to survive these times we’re all going through mentally. It’s two hours long and you have to make sure you don’t have ad-blocker on your browser window as this affects seeing the live webinar.

The website also has other resources and help available. They have an online self-referral system as well as a live chat facility.

  1. Mental Health 24/7 Helpline from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT)

A freephone 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic. Staffed by mental health professionals, it will provide reassurance, self-help advice, support and signposting designed to avoid the need for people to attend hospital, except in the case of a medical emergency.

Call 0808 196 3494 to hear a recorded message. Press either 1 or 2, depending on whether you are a professional or member of the public, and you will then be connected to a mental health practitioner.

  1. LGBT Foundation

This group provides a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Whatever your needs, they are here to support you. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on their website please get in touch with them – call 0345 3 30 30 30 or email

  1. Norfolk and Waveney Mind LGBTQ+ Project

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people are significantly more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health. The reasons for this are complex but we know that many LGBTQ+ people experience bullying, rejection, stigma and discrimination which can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and isolation.

We believe no-one should face a mental health problem alone and together we can reduce the stigma around mental health and build supportive communities.

Our Project Manager is Michelle Savage and you can email her at

  1. Norfolk LGBT+ Project

Objectives: To relieve the mental and emotional suffering of people in Norfolk and Waveney who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT+) or in doubt of their sexuality or gender identity by the provision of advice, peer-support and information.

The preservation and protection of public health, in particular amongst LGBT+ people, by raising awareness and providing information about matters that affect their physical, mental and sexual health.

Isolation Support for Others

  1. Below are links to some local pages if you are looking ways to physically help in your community of want to make a local donation.

  1. Volunteering –

Individuals who want to volunteer should visit and businesses should email

See the county-wide response to COVID-19


Deb Rowles
Secretary, Norwich Pride 2020

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