Community & support
Links to local and national organisations to find community, support and help.
Stonewall is here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, in the UK and abroad, know they're not alone.
Stonewall's Information Service
FREEPHONE 0800 0502020
Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday
Switchboard, the LGBT+ Helpline are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
They support people to explore the right options for themselves.
They aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.
0300 330 0630
Open 10:00-22:00 every day
This queer-owned bookshop has a huge range of GLBTQIA+ books for all ages, resources and connections, as well as their own queer events including a monthly intergenerational meet-up called LGBTea+Sandwiches
Transgender Peer Associates are a not-for-profit company, based in Kent that aims to provide social and emotional support services, including peer support and mentoring, to any individual that identifies as transgender, transexual, gender assigned incongruent, transvestite, crossdresser, intersex, gender queer, gender questioning or any actual or perceived gender variance, their significant others and those who support them.
Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led charity working across the UK.
Their mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity.
Their vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.
They work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
Transgender and gender-variant children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.