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LGBTQIA+ Links

akt

akt.org.uk
Supports LGBTQ people aged 16-25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Being Gay is OK

bgiok.org.uk 
Provides advice and information for LGBTQ+ people under 25. 

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

bacp.co.uk
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Brook

brook.org.uk
Provides wellbeing and sexual health information and support for young people. 

Consortium

consortium.lgbt/member-directory
Directory of services and groups for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG)

fflag.org.uk
Offers support to parents, friends and family members of those who identify as LGBT+.

FRANK

0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

Galop

0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)
0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
0800 130 3335 (Conversion therapy helpline)
help@galop.org.uk
galop.org.uk
Provides helplines and other support for LGBT+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

gires.org.uk
Works to improve the lives of of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Gendered Intelligence

genderedintelligence.co.uk
Charity supporting young trans people aged under 25, and information for their parents and carers.

General Medical Council (GMC)

gmc-uk.org
Helps to protect patients and support doctors, and maintains a register of licensed doctors.

Hub of Hope

hubofhope.co.uk
UK-wide mental health service database. Lets you search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support. You can filter results to find specific kinds of support.

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30
lgbt.foundation
Advice, support and information for people identifying as LGBTQ+.

London Friend

londonfriend.org.uk
Offers services to support LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, including support groups and counselling. These are available online, as well as in person around London. And provides information for on topics including mental health, coming out, and drug and alcohol use. 

Mermaids

0808 801 0400
mermaidsuk.org.uk
Supports gender-diverse young people aged 19 and under, and their families and carers. Offers a helpline and and webchat. 

MindLine Trans+

0300 330 5468
mindinsomerset.org.uk/our-services/adult-one-to-one-support/mindline-trans/
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.

NHS talking therapies self-referral

nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-nhs-talking-therapies-service
Information about local NHS therapy services for certain mental health problems. You can self-refer (England only) but you must be registered with a GP.

Outcome

islingtonmind.org.uk/our-services/outcome
Service run by Islington Mind to support LGBTQI+ people. Runs weekly online drop-in groups and activity sessions, including a drop-in session for asylum seekers and refugees.

Pink Therapy

pinktherapy.com
Online directory of qualified therapists who identify as or are understanding of minority sexual and gender identities.

Rainbow Mind

mindinsalford.org.uk/rainbow-mind-lgbtqi-project/
Service run by two local Minds offering LGBTQ+ mental health support. Runs regular online support groups for LGBTQ+ people, including a dedicated group for young people aged 17-24.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
jo@samaritans.org
Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS
samaritans.org

Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

Stonewall

08000 50 20 20
stonewall.org.uk
Information and advice for LGBT people on a range of issues.

Stonewall Housing

020 7359 5767
stonewallhousing.org
Specialist housing advice for anyone identifying as LGBT+ in England.

Switchboard

0800 0119 100
hello@switchboard/lgbt
switchboard.lgbt
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Terrence Higgins Trust

0808 802 1221
tht.org.uk
Provides support for LGBT+ people worried about their sexual health, including via a listening service.

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