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.
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.
Youth group for trans, non-binary, gender variant and/or gender questioning young people aged between 13 and 21.
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.
Offer free, confidential and non-judgemental information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people.
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.
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.
Gendered Intelligence has produced a number of resources which will be useful for young trans people, their families, and those who work with them.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Trans FtM resource with useful information on treatment, passing tips, surgeries, and suppliers of binders, packers etc.
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.
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