LGBTQ+ resources


LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing is important. The NHS has found that LGBTQ+ people consistently have disproportionately worse health outcomes and experiences of healthcare.


That is why we need to focus on providing resources to help the community and keep working to improve this inequality.


Because everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life, no matter their identity.


So, here are resources specifically working to help the LGBTQ+ community as well as educate and provide advice for allies:


Help and advice


· www.stonewall.org.uk/help-and-advice


· lgbt.foundation034533 03030


· metrocharity.org.uk/mental-health/lgbt-counselling-for-adults


Advice for parents, carers and friends


· www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/coming-out/coming-out-advice-and-guidance-parents


· www.fflag.org.uk – 08456 520311


Understanding the language:


· www.youngstonewall.org.uk/lgbtq-info/gender-identity


· www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/glossary-terms


For LGBTQ+ youth:


· www.youngstonewall.org.uk – 08000 502020


· www.theproudtrust.org/for-young-people


Advice for trans and gender-diverse people:


· www.mermaidsuk.org.uk - 0344 334 0550

Mermaids also operates an emergency text service – if you need help now, text ‘Mermaids’ to 85258.


· mindlinetrans.org.uk - 03003 305468


· genderedintelligence.co.uk


Housing and homelessness support:


· www.porchlight.org.uk – 08005 677699


· www.akt.org.uk


Health and wellbeing:


· www.bigwhitewall.com

· www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality/lgbt-health/


Domestic abuse:


· www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk


· www.choicesdaservice.org.uk


· www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse


Crisis support


· Switchboard – switchboard.lgbt – 03003 300630 – available 10am-11pm every day.


· Samaritans – 08456 909090


· Papyrus – 0800 068 41 41 / text 07786 209697 / email pat@papyrus-uk.org


· Saneline – 084576 78000


· NHS 111 service


In an emergency call 999 or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency hospital