Help & Support

f you are an LGBT+ person and you are worried about your mental health, there are people and organisations you can talk to. 
Universal Credit 
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
Samaritans is a confidential free service that can help if you feel your mental health is very low.
Phone number: 116 123

Mind Out

MindOut is an LGBT+ advocacy and online support charity for people with mental health issues. 
 Phone number: 01273 234839

LGBT Foundation

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 well. 
 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 centre. Here is a link to their Facebook group. Phone number: 0207 359 5767

Financial Difficulties
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Food Banks
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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 domestic abuse. This is a website for everybody. 
Website: dvice/coronavirus

Stonewall Housing

Stonewall Housing is a charity that provides safe spaces for LGBT people to live.
 Phone number: 020 7359 5767

Gendered Intelligence

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 olds). 

Switchboard LGBT 

Switchboard LGBT is a national charity that listens to LGBT+ people, providing a lifeline and calm words to those who need them. 
 Phone number: 0300 330 0630
 Email: chris@switchboard.lgb

The Proud Trust

 The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ charity for young people.
 Phone number: 0161 660 3347
 Email: info@theproudtrust.or

Opening Doors

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

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. Twitter: @LTTcancer

Terrence Higgins Trust

 Terrence Higgins Trust has provided advice on sex and sexual health during the lockdown. It includes frequently asked questions for people taking PrEP
0808 802 1221 for an adviser
 020 7812 1600 for switchboard

Young Minds

Young Minds has advice about talking to your child about Coronavirus. 
 Phone: 0808 802 5544
 Email from website:

Micro Rainbow

 Micro Rainbow is a charity that provides safe housing for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees
. Phone: 020 3559 6490 
 Email: info@microrainbow.or

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group supports people seeking asylum.
 Phone: 020 7922 7811 

Bright Sky

Bright Sky is an app that has information and support about domestic abuse. 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. 
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