LGBTQ+

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation’s Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support.

Telephone: 0345 330 30 30 Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 18:00

Website: www.lgbt.foundation

Email: helpline@lgbt.foundation 

GI (Gendered Intelligence)

GI work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21. GI deliver trans youth programmes, resources, support for parents and carers, and educational workshops for schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings. GI also have a youth group specifically for black and minority ethnic young people who are trans or questioning their gender.

Website: genderedintelligence.co.uk

Mermaids

Mermaids also focus on supporting and informing gender diverse children and young people, and their families, Mermaids have a particular focus on younger children who may be questioning their gender or who identify as trans. Mermaids have online forums, a helpline, and host meet ups across the UK.

Website: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Metro

A service that works in a number of areas across London, and offers a variety of LGBT-specific services including sexual health, mental health, and youth groups.

Website: www.metrocharity.org.uk

Stonewall Housing

Housing advice and support for LGBT people, including those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, family breakdown, harassment, domestic abuse, eviction. Stonewall also provide supported accommodation for young people in some London boroughs and are a partner in The Outside Project – the UK’s first LGBT crisis/homeless shelter and community centre.

Telephone: 020 7359 5767

Website: www.stonewallhousing.org

The Gay Men's Health Project

GMFA is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to gay men’s health. GMFA is the gay men’s health branch of the Health Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO) which works to reduce health inequalities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

Website: www.gmfa.org.uk

Wandsworth LGBT Forum

Wandsworth LGBT are one of London’s longest running community forums. Their aim is to improve the lives of LGBT people in and across the borough. They do this by campaigning to the public sector on specific matters. An example of some of the projects is the 50+ LGBT Coffee morning at The Furzedown Project, a first of it’s kind in South London.

Website: www.wandsworth.lgbt

ANTIDOTE

Antidote is a free, LGBT run and targeted drug and alcohol support service delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers. Antidote offer one-to-one key working, referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres, drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health, chemsex, and steroid use issues, intensive structured weekend programmes (SWAP), an advice helpline, referrals to in-house counselling, and more.

Telephone: 020 7833 1674 (10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday)

Drop in: Clinics at 6 different locations in London across the week.

London Friend

London Friend supports the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. They’re also home to Antidote drug and alcohol service, and a range of social and support groups.

Website: www.londonfriend.org.uk/get-support

Mosaic

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age thirteen to nineteen through a variety of youth clubs, outings, retreats and events. The youth club takes place every Wednesday from 18:30 – 21:00 in Euston.

Website: www.mosaictrust.org.uk

Opening Doors

Opening Doors offer 40+ groups and one-off activities each month. From singing to creative writing to walks, we aim to provide a range of opportunities that allow LGBT+ people over 50 from across London to meet each other, have fun, and feel confident to be themselves.

Telephone: 020 7239 0400

Website: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust

UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. Support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

Website: www.tht.org.uk

Pink Therapy

Aim to promote high quality therapy and training services for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and others who identify as being gender or sexual diversities, including therapist directory.

Website: www.pinktherapy.com