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< Back to LGBTQ+ advice and support page Please remember, you are not alone, and there is help available. Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these organisations for support and guidance:  Loving Me Loving Me are a service run by-and-for the trans and gender-diverse community that provides one-to-one support and advocacy, for Trans […]

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Please remember, you are not alone, and there is help available. Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these organisations for support and guidance: 

Loving Me

Loving Me are a service run by-and-for the trans and gender-diverse community that provides one-to-one support and advocacy, for Trans and Non-Binary people experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence who are aged 18 and over and live in England. Their support is high quality and given by trained specialists who understand the specific needs of the trans community as well as abuse. 

Helpline Number : 07902 47895 
Helpline Email: help@lovingme.uk  

Galop

Galop is a domestic violence organisation that supports LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse. Galop provides free, confidential and independent support for LGBQT+ young people aged 13-25.

https://galop.org.uk/get-help/children-young-peoplev/ 

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Galop)

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline is run by trained LGBT people and provides a space where you can talk through what is going on, and explore your options. They can: 

  • Provide confidential information, advice and support 
  • Help you create your safety plan 
  • Explore options around housing, legal advice, counselling and local support groups 
  • Tell you about your local LGBT friendly services 
  • Discuss the possibility of reporting to the Police 
  • Opening times: 

Number of the Helpline – 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428 

Opening Times: 

10am – 8pm Monday 
10am – 5pm Tuesday 
10am – 5pm Wednesday 
10am – 8pm Thursday 
1pm – 5pm Friday 
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service). 

Switchboard – the LGBT+ Helpline 

Provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people, including anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Also welcome calls from friends, parents or family members of LGBT+ looking for independent advice and support. Can help with issues including coming out, relationships, family problems, issues at work or college, safer sex and sexual health, having sex for the first time, looking for LGBT+ venues, LBGT+ social and support groups. 

Helpline: 0800 0119 100 (Open 10am – 10pm every day) 
LiveChat: https://switchboard.lgbt/ (Available from 6pm) 
Email: hello@switchboard.lgbt (They aim to reply within 5 days) 

Another Closet 

Australian website which provides information about domestic violence within gay or lesbian relationship. 

TransUnite

TransUnite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. Their directory connects you to an established network of trans support groups near you. 

MindOut

Providing low-cost counselling, advocacy, and support groups. 

AKT 

akt helps LGBTQ+ young people find safety and security by providing pathways into safe housing, access to social support and assist with routes into training and employment.  

Live Chat: at https://www.akt.org.uk/get-immediate-support/ 
Phone: 020 7831 6562 
Email: contact@akt.org.uk 

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