LGBTQIA+ mental health
Information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA+).
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
Directory of services and groups for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG)
Offers support to parents, friends and family members of those who identify as LGBT+.
0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)
0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
0800 130 3335 (Conversion therapy helpline)
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)
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.
Charity supporting young trans people aged under 25, and information for their parents and carers.
General Medical Council (GMC)
Helps to protect patients and support doctors, and maintains a register of licensed doctors.
Hub of Hope
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.
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.
0300 330 5468
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.
NHS talking therapies self-referral
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.
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.
Online directory of qualified therapists who identify as or are understanding of minority sexual and gender identities.
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.
This information was published in February 2020. We will revise it in 2023.
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