Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Bristol Live & Let Live meetings for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alcoholics and those who have a desire to stop drinking. See AA website for details of meeting times.
Age of Diversity is an information resource for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, run by and for older LGBT people.
Self-help group for those considering or undergoing gender reassignment. Signposting and personalised support for: medical and treatment issues, emotional and family concerns, passing problems and legal matters.
Socialising and support for Bristol’s Bi Community.
Every 2nd Wednesday of each month at Hydra Book Shop from 8pm – 10pm.
Youth group for trans, non-binary, gender variant and/or gender questioning young people aged between 13 and 21.
Bristol Hate Crime Services is a group of four expert agencies working in collaboration to provide a comprehensive service for victims of hate crime.
The collaboration is led by SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), with local providers Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum, Avon and Bristol Law Centre and Bristol Mediation.
Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations. Directory of organisations.
The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol, under various names, for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgender people (Transvestites, Crossdressers, Transexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male) and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.
EACH is a charitable support agency for people affected by homophobia. It provides a UK Freephone Actionline for people affected by homophobia, giving callers the opportunity to be heard and offered help and support. The Actionline also provides a homophobic incident reporting line for the West of England.
Bristol Families and Friends is a support group based in Bristol and serving the west run by/for families and friends of lesbians, gay men and bisexual women and men. It provides an opportunity for people to explore issues and share experiences, as well as fears, in a safe place.
Freedom Youth is a fun, safe, inclusive and supportive project for those aged 13-19 years, where you can meet other lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or questioning young people. It’s open to anyone questioning their sexuality or gender – no labels applied! As well as groups, the Freedom staff offer one-to-one support and signposting, including to Off The Record’s in-house LGBTQ counsellors. The service is operated by Off The Record.
For LGBT+ people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence or hate crime. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Operate a confidential service, hate crime reporting service and domestic violence helpline, including Trans specific service.
Information and support for gay men who are also fathers.
A social and support group for gay people in the South West.
A monthly safe space for young people (13-25 years old) who might be questioning their gender identity, or who identify on the trans spectrum, to talk about gender and what it means to them. Sessions are workshop based and provide support, information and signposting.
Telephone support line for trans and gender questioning people. Set up for patients of Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health, seeking advice on preparing for first appointments, information about gender care services, support with holistic well-being, signposting to community and support organisations. Gendered Intelligence offers a trans led confidential service
Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims. Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. They maintain a directory of services for LGBT in the South West.
Please see attached LGBT Services Leaflet
Bristol Mind offers LGBTQ+ individuals a non-judgemental and confidential space within which they can explore their thoughts and feelings together with an art therapist, through creative processes of making art. No previous art experience or being ‘good’ at art is necessary.
Bristol Mind’s low-cost counselling service for those identifying at LGBTQ+, delivered by therapists with LGBTQ+ lived experience.
Mermaids provides a helpline aimed at supporting transgender youth up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them. The helpline offers emotional support, a gateway to the parents and teens forums, information about current legislation and protections under the law, plus signposting to training and resources.
A confidential national emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.
MindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details. Our listeners will try understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. We are here to listen and offer our support.
A mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They provide advice & information and an out of hours online chat service.
A listing guide for lesbian events, groups and organisations of interest to lesbians and within reach of Bristol UK. Missing Lesbians exists to give people information on events and groups of interest to the lesbian community in the South West and South Wales. They currently cover Bristol, Bath and Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and South Wales including Swansea and Cardiff.
Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities
Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians who may be having difficulties in coping with their child being gay, would like to have the opportunity of meeting other parents who are in the same situation as yourself and would like to know how they have managed.
Online directory of LGBTIQ affirmative therapists, search ‘Avon’ region within ‘Find a therapist’ for counsellors in Bristol and surrounding area. Therapists specialising in gender identity issues and couples counsellors listed among others.
Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.
National LGBT charity. ‘What’s in My Area?’ local LGBT services and community groups search tool available online.
National helpline providing free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK.
Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard run a dedicated helpline which offers support to trans people including those who are non-binary or questioning, who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.
An online resource for members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a support group local to them (or even an online-only group).
TranzWiki attempts to be a comprehensive directory of the groups campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES to support the trans community but its content is determined by a broad range of stakeholders. From Youth groups and support groups to organisations that can help provide advice and assistance such as housing or support with domestic violence.
Walk Out is a project specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people to get together to share time, thoughts and the surprisingly amazing walks in and around Bristol. In partnership with Walk for Health Bristol, this project will bring accessible, gentle and welcoming walking groups to anyone who would like to join.
WWW is a group for gay women who meet to walk together and catch up with old and new friends in a relaxed environment. We look forward to meeting any gay women who would like to join us. Generally the walks are 6 – 8 miles in length and take place in the south west. The group welcomes gay women over 16 and well behaved and controlled dogs.
Do you need to talk about your journey and life as it is today? Are you struggling to find a sense of belonging in the community? Feeling low, anxious or depressed?
Womankind are offering a 12 month group therapy starting Spring 2018. The aim is to provide a therapeutic space where you can share your experiences with others. The group is free. For more information call the Womankind helpline or email Womankind