If you are in crisis you can speak to your GP, dial 999 or go to your nearest hospital with Accident and Emergency
If you are in need of urgent support you can contact:
LGBT+ Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (open 10am–10pm) or text ‘Switchboard’ to 85258 (open 24 hours a day) for a text chat.
- Samaritans on 116 123 (open 24 hours a day)
ChildLine on 0800 1111 (9am–midnight)
Grassroots - suicide prevention find help now click here
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline:
Offers information, support and referral services for LGBTIQA+ people – and anyone questioning sexuality and/or gender identity.
Call: 0300 330 0630 - 10am-10pm
Instant messaging via website
Support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline
Call: 020 7704 2040
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call: 0800 999 5428
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivors Forum: A safe, anonymous space for LGBT+ people who have been affected by domestic abuse and violence to talk about their experiences, support one another and receive information and support from the team at the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline.
GI is a is a trans-led and trans-involving grass roots registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life. GI offers direct provision for trans people, especially young trans and gender questioning people via youth work, residential and trips, mentoring, helpline and activists network, and more.
Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. They also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25.
Call: 0808 801 0400 - Monday - Friday 9am-9pm
Web chat open Monday to Friday 9am–9pm
QueerCare is a transfeminist autonomous care organisation, providing training, support and advocacy for trans and queer people in the UK (and further afield). They are focused on helping trans women and people who experience transmisogyny but try to help as many people they can, especially queer and trans people of all genders, and those unable to access other services. As example, they offer advocacy at appointments with the NHS, support work and referrals into organisations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org - open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Transwiki is a directory of UK-based resources and services for trans and non-binary people living in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Find a Trans+ Support Group near you - just pop your post code in! :)
This downloadable PDF guide has been developed by TransActual in consultation with GPs and with trans patients. It is designed to act as a quick source of information and signposting.
This website is written and run by a group of trans people to provide resources to the UK’s trans community on healthcare issues we face.
The UK guide to changing things linked to gender.
Hearing Voices Network
Sharing information, free resources and supporting members to access support groups in the UK (and outside).
Mencap support people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. On their helpline advisors can offer advice and information about learning disability and help you find the right support and services in your area.
Call The Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111 - 10am to 3pm Monday - Friday.
Books that feature transgender main characters that are by authors who identify as trans. (Or nonfiction books focusing on transgender issues by trans authors.)
This colourful and challenging collection explores screen representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives over the past century.