for better mental health

LGBTIQ+ mental health

Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ+).

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Albert Kennedy Trust

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. 

Bi Cymru/Wales

bicymru.org.uk
Network for people in Wales who are bisexual or think they might be bisexual.

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.

Broken Rainbow

0300 999 5428
brokenrainbow.org.uk
Runs a national domestic violence helpline to provide confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them.

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 (London LGBT+ advice line)
0800 999 5428 (National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
galop.org.uk
Supports LGBTQ+ people who've 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.

General Medical Council (GMC)

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

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service
Information about local NHS therapy and counselling services, which you can often self-refer to (England only).

LGBT Foundation

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

London Friend

londonfriend.org.uk
Offers a range of services around London to support LGBT health and wellbeing including support groups and counselling.

MindLine Trans+

0300 330 5468
bristolmind.org.uk/help-and-counselling/mindline-transplus/
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.

Pink Therapy

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

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (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 LGBTQ+ in England.

Switchboard

0300 330 0630
switchboard.lgbt
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Terrence Higgins Trust

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

Unity Group Wales

unityproject.org.uk
Supports the LGBTQ community in Wales.

This information was published in February 2020. We will revise it in 2023.

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