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Sexuality and Gender

UPDATED: 09.11.2023
In this section you can find support for the following:
- Family Relationships
- Gender
- LGBT+

Support for concerns including bullying or hate crime can be found via the main menu

Family Relationships

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - FFLAG 

Dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.
Helpline:  0300 688 0368 (Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm)
Email: support@fflag.org.uk

Family Lives - Same Sex Parenting 

Information for anyone considering same sex parenting. 

Gender 

Gendered Intelligence - GI 

Working with the trans community to increase understanding of gender diversity and specialising in supporting young trans people aged 11-25. 

Gender Identity Research and Education Society – GIRES  

Information and advice for trans people, their families as well as professionals. 

Mermaids 

Support for young people and teenagers (19 or under) who may have gender identity concerns. 
Helpline: 0808 801 0400 (Monday - Friday 9am – 9pm)
Text: 24/7 crisis support (text MERMAIDS to 85258) 

National Referral Support Service 

Following the closure of Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), the National Referral Support Service for the NHS gender incongruence service for children and young people is being managed by Arden and GEM. 

NHS - Gender dysphoria  

NHS information about gender dysphoria and related conditions. 

The Beaumont Society  

Supporting the transgender community, together with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender concerns.

Transitioning 

Information from Brook about the various different types of gender transitioning; social, medical and legal. 

LGBT+

Conversion Therapy Support Service 

Operated by Galop, the National Conversion Therapy Helpline supports anyone who has be subjected to or offered so-called conversion therapy.
Helpline: 0800 130 3335 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am – 8.30pm, Friday 10am – 4.30pm)

Diverse Church 

Online community and local hubs providing a safe space for LGBT+ Christians to share their experience and to support each other through prayer and encouragement.

Friday/Monday 

Information and support for gay and bi men with drug concerns. 

Galop 

Supporting LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. 
Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am – 8.30pm, Friday 10am – 4.30pm)
Email: help@galop.org.uk

HIDAYAH 

Support for LGBTQI+ Muslims and their families and friends.

Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association 

Support and information for those affected by Klinefelter’s Syndrome (KS or XXY). An under diagnosed congenital condition that can cause some to feel gender fluid. 

LGBT Foundation 

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation offer information and support. 
Helpline: 0345 3 30 3030 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 5.30pm)
Email: helpline@lgbt.foundation

LGBT - Northern Ireland - Cara Friend  

LGBT - Wales - Cymru 

LGBT - Youth Scotland  

Stop Hate UK 

Reporting and support for anyone affected by a hate crime or discrimination.
Helpline: 0800 138 1625 (lines open 24 hours a day)

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline  

A helpline giving support and referrals via telephone, IM and email to LGBT+ people, including those who may be confused about their sexuality or gender.
Helpline: 0800 0119 100 (lines open 10am to 10pm)
Email: hello@switchboard.lgbt 

Worth Talking About 

NHS information and advice about sex for anyone aged 12 to 18. 
Helpline: 0300 123 29 30 (lines open Monday – Friday 2pm – 8pm, weekends 2pm – 4pm)