Resources: LGBTQ+

akt

akt supports lgbtq+ young people in the uk experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training, and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

Bristol Drugs Project

Bristol Drugs Project provide free and confidential support to people who are looking for help with their own alcohol and drug use, and the people who care for and about them. Services include support groups, drop-ins, harm reduction, and a dedicated helpline. Specific and targeted support is available for children and young people, students, older people, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. A specific service is available for recent drug and alcohol-related bereavements.

FFLAG

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones. An FFLAG group meets in Bristol to bring together carers and parents of LGBT+ young people. carers

Freedom

Freedom is a gender and sexuality social action project from OTR Bristol & South Glos. The Freedom Youth project provides social, informative, and safe supportive group sessions to young people aged 13-19, and the Freedom project provides a support, advice, and social opportunities for young people aged 19-25. All sessions take place online.

Galop

Galop are a LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, providing support to LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. They provide helplines, advocacy, online support communities, and dedicated services for LGBT+ children and young people.

Gay West

Gay west is a social and support group for LGBT people in Bath, Bristol, and surrounding areas.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence offer information and resources for trans+ people, and a dedicated support line for the patients of the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health and Sheffield Porterbrook clinics.

GenderGP

GenderGP provides advocacy, support, advice, healthcare and access to a range of complementary services for transgender people.

Hidayah

Hidayah are a charity providing support, mentoring, and social connection opportunities to LGBTQI+ Muslims.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust provide support to LGBT+ people across the South West of England. They offer a dedicated South West helpline, and specific services for people in Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset.

Mermaids

Mermaids supports transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse youth and their families, up to their 20th birthday, and offers webchat support to gender-diverse students up to the age of 25.

Mindline Trans+

Mindline Trans+ is a UK-wide confidential emotional support and signposting helpline for people who identify as transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-diverse and their families and friends. The service is provided by Bristol Mind and Mind in Somerset, and is staffed by listeners with lived experience of being trans+.

MindOut

MindOut is an LGBTQ+ mental health service providing information, resources, and emotional support. In-person services are provided in Brighton and Hove, and online services are available nationwide.

OTR Bristol & South Glos

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11 – 25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Projects include social groups and workshops, talking therapies, and focused support for LGBTQ+ and BAME young people.

Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy is an online directory of LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists. Search “Avon” to see therapists in the local area. Please note that this is a directory of private therapists and Bristol Mind does not endorse any individual private therapist.

Prism

Prism is Bristol’s free LGBT+ alcohol and drug service, operated by BDP. They provide information, advice, and support.

Stonewall

Stonewall are a national charity offering information and support to LGBTQ+ people, and campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights. They have a confidential freephone information service.

Switchboard

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline provide a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email, and through instant messaging