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
- 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)
116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI)
Email: [email protected]
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.
If you were born into a Muslim family and identify as LGBTQI+
- Naz and Matt Foundation
View our support options
- Hidayah LGBTQI+ Muslims
- Imaan LGBTQI+ Muslim Support
- London Queer Muslims
If you are a Sikh who identifies as LGBTQI+
- Sarbat LGBT Sikhs
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
- Organisation Intersex International (OII) UK & Ireland
- Organisation Intersex International (OII) Europe
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.
- Ellis J. Johnson MBCAP
Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Trans, Queer, or Questioning people. Based in Brighton.
- 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.
Social spaces to make new friends
- Club Kali Network
The iconic club that has been serving the queer South Asian community for over 27 years. A safe and trusted placed to make friends and be yourself.
- GIN – Gay Indian Network
A growing network of LGBTQ+ individuals of South Asian heritage. They hold regular social events across London.
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.
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.
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.
0800 5999 247
Open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
If you need asylum in the UK and identify as LGBTQI+
- Naz and Matt Foundation may be able to help support your case. Please request a 1-2-1 Support session to find out how.
- Rainbow Migration hold regular meetings to provide advice on the UK legal process
- Peter Tatchell Foundation’s Asylum advice for LGBT refugees
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
- Mankind Initiative
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse
Can’t find the help you need on this page?
- Call 0300 330 0630, 10am-10pm every day
- Website: www.switchboard.lgbt
- Naz and Matt Foundation delivers training to Switchboard.lgbt
Training and research
Specialist training, social research services and safeguarding consulting for charities (discounted), public or private organisations and institutions.
Other support options
Explore the support available through Naz and Matt Foundation
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