Advice & Support

If you are looking for advice, help or just more information on something you have read this page contains links to helplines, groups and advice pages from across the UK.  

There is always help available. 

Whether you are looking for safe spaces within communities or a way that you can contribute to charities or help those struggling in the LGBTQ+ world we hope that you find this page useful.  

Useful Links

 

LGBTQ FOUNDATION

Helpline and LGBTQ+ health charity.

lgbtq scotland

Helpline and advice based in Scotland including lists of LGBTQ+ communities and safe spaces, bars and clubs around Scotland.

scottish trans alliance

Trans equality in Scotland, information on local support groups.

lgbtq professionals facebook group

A place for LGBTQ Professionals to network, talk about work, career, find a job and help each other out.

Stonewall

Information on events, news and what support groups exist in your area.

queer futures

Site dedicated to an important national study investigating self-harm and suicide in LGBTQ youth.

lgbt health and wellbeing

Community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of LGBTQ+ people in Scotland. Information on initiatives and groups in Scotland from sports teams to advice and support.

mental health foundation

Charity running for 70 years providing advice and support and promoting awareness surrounding mental health. Home of Mental Health Awareness Week: 13th-19th May 2019. 

mind

The Mental Health Charity - no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Helplines

If you are worried about something which is not an emergency NHS Direct is available to call 24/7 or make an appointment with your local GP. If you need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit A&E.

Mental Health Helplines:

no panic

Volunteer run charity providing help to sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

anxiety uk

Confidential advice and support for those with anxiety and/or anxiety-based depression.

beat

Helpline and support for those struggling with, recovering from or worried about someone who may be affected by an eating disorder.

LifeSIGNS

Small charity promoting information and advice regarding self-harm, self-injury guidance and network support.

abuse & sexual Violence:

refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence, helpline run in partnership with Women’s Aid.

women’s aid

Working together until women and children are safe.

rape crisis

England and Wales: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ 

Scotland: https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/ 

Republic of Ireland : https://www.rcni.ie/ 

the rowan

Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Northern Ireland.

lGBTQ+ helplines:

Switch board

Online message and phone helpline, run by volunteers who all self-define as LGBTQ+

mind out

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Service, online support and advice, information on events and peer support groups.

LGBTQ+ Online Safety Guide

Recent online guide providing advice and information on how to protect yourself online in various situations.