Recommended Organisations that support LGBTQ+ individuals

If you need help or someone to talk to, please contact one of the services below who will be able to assist.

If you are feeling suicidal

Samaritans

Maytree
Maytree offers a befriending service and respite stay for people in suicidal crisis.  If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, please give them a call.


Support

If you were born into a Muslim family and identify as LGBTQI+ 


If you are a Sikh who identifies as LGBTQI+


If you are a Hindu who identifies as LGBTQI+


If you are a Christian who identifies as LGBTQI+


If you are Jewish and identify as LGBTQI+


If you are Intersex and would like support


If you need legal advice

Rainbow Migration have compiled a list of lawyers who may be able to provide legal assistance. If you can’t afford a lawyer to assist with your asylum claim, you may be eligible to get free help. This is called legal aid


If you need someone to talk to

  • Rainbow Counselling
    A Christian organisation open to people of all faiths or no faith. They can help those looking for spiritual direction and promote a holistic approach in their counselling.
    www.rainbowcounselling.org.uk
  • Ellis J. Johnson MBCAP
    Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Trans, Queer, or Questioning people. Based in Brighton.
    www.transcounselling.co.uk
  • Nilufar Rahim
    A trusted counsellor supporting relationships, family issues, sexuality, gender identity, race / tradition / religion, low mood and depression. She’s very easy to get on with and provides an abundance of positive, nourishing energy.
    www.opengatecounselling.com

Social spaces to make new friends


If you need sexual health counselling or instant HIV testing


If you are homeless, at risk of being made homeless or need an emergency place to stay

Albert Kennedy Trust
akt supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

  • Shelter Housing Advice Line: 0808 800 4444
    (8am-8pm Mon-Fri / 8am-5pm Sat-Sun)

    London: 020 7831 6562
    Open 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri

    Manchester: 0161 228 3308
    Open 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 0191 281 0099
    Open 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

    www.akt.org.uk

Stonewall Housing
Stonewall Housing works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where we can celebrate our identity and support each other to achieve our full potential.

Home Hunt
If you need affordable housing Home Hunt describes themselves as the ‘UK’s leading affordable housing website’. This is not an LGBT+ specific service. 


If you are victim of ‘honour’ crime, or know someone who is

Karma Nirvana – Honour Network Helpline
A dedicated helpline not only for victims but also for professionals in need of guidance. All call-handlers have experience in risk assessing cases of forced marriages and honour based abuse.


If you need asylum in the UK and identify as LGBTQI+


If you need general help advice and guidance

  • LGBT Foundation Helpline
    0345 3 30 30 30 (10am-10pm every day)

If you identify as male and need advice

  • Respect – Men’s Advice Line
    Non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information
    0808 8010327
  • Mankind Initiative
    Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse
    01823 334244

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Training and research

  • onEvidence
    Specialist training, social research services and safeguarding consulting for charities (discounted), public or private organisations and institutions.
    www.onevidence.co.uk

Other support options

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