Help & Support
- Financial Help
f you are an LGBT+ person and
you are worried about your
mental health, there are people
and organisations you can talk to.
If you have lost your job or you
can’t work, you might be able to
apply for Universal Credit.
Phone number: 0800 328 5644
Text phone: 0800 328 1344
is a confidential free
service that can help if you feel
your mental health is very low.
Phone number: 116 123
MindOut is an LGBT+ advocacy
and online support charity for
people with mental health issues.
Phone number: 01273 234839
LGBT Foundation have an advice
and support helpline. You can call
them between 10 and 6pm.
Phone number: 03453 303030
Galop, which is a national LGBT+
anti-violence charity, has a
domestic abuse helpline.
Phone number: 0800 999 5428.
Galop have a trans helpline as
Phone number: 0207 704 2040
The Outside Project
The Outside Project are a group
of LGBT+ people with
experience of Homelessness. It is
crisis shelter and community
Here is a link to their Facebook
Phone number: 0207 359 5767
Contact us for help.
Contact us for help
Shout are a service you can text if
you feel like your mental health is
very low. To text with a trained
volunteer who will help you -
Text SHOUT to 85258.
Shelter has advice for if you are
worried about losing your home,
or if you are finding paying your
rent or mortgage difficult.
They are also there for you if you
are homeless or going through
This is a website for everybody.
Stonewall Housing is a charity that
provides safe spaces for LGBT
people to live.
Phone number: 020 7359 5767
Gendered Intelligence is a trans
youth work charity that provides
support groups and activities for
Phone number: 0330 3559 678
young LGBT+ people (8-25 year
Switchboard LGBT is a national
charity that listens to LGBT+
people, providing a lifeline and
calm words to those who need
Phone number: 0300 330 0630
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is an LGBT+
charity for young people.
Phone number: 0161 660 3347
Opening Doors is a charity for
older LGBT+ people who have a
free telefriending (telephone
befriending) service that anyone
aged over 50 can access
Live Through This
Live Through This supports
LGBTQ+ people living with
cancer and offer advocacy and
support. You can find them on
Twitter to find out about their
online support group.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Terrence Higgins Trust has
provided advice on sex and
sexual health during the
It includes frequently asked
questions for people taking PrEP
0808 802 1221 for an adviser
020 7812 1600 for switchboard
Young Minds has advice about
talking to your child about
Phone: 0808 802 5544
Email from website:
Micro Rainbow is a charity that
provides safe housing for LGBTI
asylum seekers and refugees
Phone: 020 3559 6490
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
The UK Lesbian and Gay
Immigration Group supports
people seeking asylum.
Phone: 020 7922 7811
Bright Sky is an app that has
information and support about
Link to download the app:
If you have any questions or
need advice you can contact the
LGBT+ health team on
Fighting with Pride
If you know anyone affected who would like to join us, here is the link and group description:
FWP formed as a charity 16 months ago on the 20th anniversary of the complete lifting of the ban on the open service of LGBT+ service personnel.
FWP represents an Armed Forces community who were treated shamefully in their service lives and beyond. FWP is leading a pan sector change programme to deliver better health and welfare for LGBT+ veterans.
This group exists to offer a social and community space to ensure that LGBT+ veterans, many of whom have good reasons to be sceptical, are able to access the same welcome and support that exists in many other veterans organisations. FWP is supporting this community to step forward, networking lonely and isolated LGBT+ Veterans to enable befriending and peer support.
This group covers the entire North East region, spanning the cities of Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Northumberland, and the towns of Gateshead, Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.
We will also welcome members from surrounding areas e.g. Scottish Borders, Middlesborough.
It is run by veterans for veterans.