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Useful contacts - LGBTQIA+ mental health

Mind's services

  • Mind's helplines provide information and support by phone and email.
  • Local Minds offer face-to-face services across England and Wales. These services include talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side is our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Not all organisations on this page offer support for every LGBTQIA+ group. And organisations use different terms to describe who they support.

We've used the term that each organisation uses to describe their own services.

African Rainbow Family

africanrainbowfamily.org
Charity that supports people seeking asylum and refugees who are LGBTIQ+ and have African heritage.

akt

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

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

asexuality.org
International asexual community with resources and online forums.

Black Beetle Health

blackbeetlehealth.co.uk
Health information for LGBTQ+ Black people and People of Colour in the UK.

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. 

CAH Support Group

livingwithcah.com
Support for people with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, their families and friends.

Clare Project

clareproject.org.uk
Provides online information and online groups for trans, non-binary and intersex adults. Offers in person services for people living in Sussex. 

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+.

Galop

0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)
0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
0800 130 3335 (Conversion therapy helpline)
[email protected]
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 Construction Kit

genderkit.org.uk
Information for queer people about the legal and medical process of expressing your gender.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

gires.org.uk
Works to improve the lives 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.

Hidayah

hidayahlgbt.co.uk
Runs groups and events across the UK to support LGBT+ Muslim people. 

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.

Interconnected UK

interconnecteduk.org
Provide peer support and a safe space for people with intersex traits/variations of sex characteristics (I/VSC) and their loved ones.

KeshetUK

keshetuk.org
Education and training charity supporting Jewish LGBT+ people and their families with inclusion in Jewish life.

Klinefelter's Syndrome Association

0300 111 4748
ksa-uk.net
Support and information for all affected by Klinefelter's Syndrome (KS/XXY).

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.

MindOut

mindout.org.uk
Mental health service run by and for LGBTQ+ people.

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.

Open Table Network

opentable.lgbt
A network of Christian churches across the UK that offer a safe and inclusive community of LGBTQIA+ people.

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)
[email protected]
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).

Spectra

08000 50 20 20
spectra-london.org.uk
Provides online groups for trans and non-binary people open to anyone in the UK, as well as peer support services in London.

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.

The Mix

85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)
themix.org.uk
Support and advice for under 25s, including a crisis messenger service, email and webchat.

Trans Unite

transunite.co.uk
Resource for people in the UK to search for trans support groups

TransActual

transactual.org.uk
Information for trans and non-binary people on healthcare and the law.

Traveller Pride

0800 233 5066
lgbttravellerpride.com
Support for LGBT+ Travellers. Offers a confidential listening service.

Turner Syndrome Support Society

0300 111 7520
tss.org.uk
Support and information for people with Turner Syndrome

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

psychotherapy.org.uk
Professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Provides online register of psychotherapists offering different talking treatments privately.

Umbrella Cymru

umbrellacymru.co.uk
Gender and sexual diversity charity providing a range of support, signposting, advocacy, information and other services to people in Wales.

Published: May 2024

Next review planned: May 2027

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