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Support Services

We have one aim, to support and provide information services to transgender, non-binary and gender questioning people of all ages, and to those who care for and support them.

Charities & Support Services

a:gender

a:gender is the inclusive support network for staff in Government Departments and Agencies, covering all aspects of gender reassignment, gender identity, gender expression and Intersex.

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akt

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

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Allsorts Youth

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the Brighton area.

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Beaumont Partners

Beaumont Partners is a volunteer resource run by the wives and partners of trans people who provide confidential support and extend the hand of friendship to other women who have discovered that their partners are transgender.

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Beaumont Society

The largest and longest established transgender support group in the UK, with a developed support network which has been at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community since 1966.

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Belong To

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.

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Chrysalis Support Groups

Chrysalis supports trans, non binary, and questioning people – as well as their friends and families. Support is available in Dorset and Hampshire, and we are currently running groups online.

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cliniQ

cliniQ is a Community Interest Company. They are an holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. They have a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.

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FFLAG

A national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans individuals and their parents.

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GALOP

Galop is a national LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity. It provides advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

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Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a community interest company that looks to engage people in debates about gender. Working predominantly within young people’s settings and have educative aims. Ages 8 to 25.

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GenderJam NI

GenderJam NI is a social support & advocacy group for young transgender, non-binary, questioning and intersex people in Northern Ireland.

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GIRES

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages,through information, research, and training.

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LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity based in Manchester, delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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Mermaids

Mermaids is a UK wide support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families.

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MindLine Trans+ Helpline

A national helpline for all trans identities.

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National Trans Youth Network

The National Trans Youth Network is a network of trans youth groups from around the UK, and includes the youth workers who support them.

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The Northern Concord

The Northern Concord is a social and self help group for Cross-dressers, Transgender individuals, Transsexuals and their wives or partners.

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Safe Haven Cornwall

A not-for-profit organisation located in Cornwall who are here to provide loving support for people involved within the transgender/non-binary community.

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Sail NI

A support organisation for the families of transgender and gender variant people in Northern Ireland. Directly supports families across the region, as well as advocating for trans people and their families at a regional, national and European level.

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Stonewall

Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

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Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline Switchboard provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans* people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

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Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the trans community in Ireland. TENI seeks to improve the situation and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.

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Terrence Higgins Trust

The largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

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UK Angels

UK Angels Internet-based support group, aimed at promoting the positive side of being trans. They aim to provide a support network for all trans people, and their partners and allies.

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Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC supports trans and non-binary people from all walks of life.

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Recommended Resources

Mermaids

Offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues | 0208 1234819

GIRES

Gender Identity Research and Education Society

GIRES’ purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

TransUnite

Access over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.

Transfigurations

Transfigurations – A Transgender Support Group based in Devon, UK

UNIQUE Transgender Network

UNIQUE Transgender Network is a voluntary group supporting Trans* (transgender) people in North Wales & West Cheshire.

Gender Construction Kit

The UK guide to changing things linked to gender.

Stonewall Cymru

Information and advice regarding issues for transgender and gender-variant people.

08000 50 20 20 or cymru@stonewallcymru.org.uk

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

The Beaumont Society

The Beaumont Society

South Bristol Voice Therapy

Voice feminisation therapy for transgender clients is a specialist area of speech and language therapy. It combines acoustic assessment, visual feedback (using specialist software), strategies and support for pitch change, resonance, intonation, body language and visual cues. 07914 922160

TSER

Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

Galop

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities.

TranzWiki - Support Groups Directory

Developed by GIRES, TranzWiki attempts to be a comprehensive directory of the groups campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families across the UK.

Depend

Provides support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK.

Trans Aware

Trans Aware provides a wide range of support that includes advocacy, awareness and community development.

NHS Choices

All about transgender health and well-being.

The Gender Trust

Supports anyone affected by gender identity | Confidential Helpline 0800 612 3010

Safe Haven

We are a non-profit making organisation located in Cornwall who are here to provide loving support for people involved within the transgender/non-binary community. We provide a safe private venue for people to come and socialise, make friends, laugh and just be themselves in a fearless environment.

Speech Tools

Speech Tools specialises in designing and creating apps to help people to improve their speech and voice. Voice Analyst, an app designed for a wide range of people who want to improve their voice, including those who are transgender, provides visual, acoustic and statistical feedback, which people who are transitioning find helpful in monitoring their progress.

ClinQ

cliniQ is a Community Interest Company.  We are an holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.

Fantasy Girl at Lacies

“Transgender & Transvestite shopping supplies for Transvestites, Transexuals & Cross Dressers”

01303 240470

Mindline

MindLine Trans+ is a UK wide service. The line is open Monday and Friday 8pm-midnight.
Offering a confidential, non-judgemental listening space for people who identify as trans+, non-binary and their friends and families to talk.
Our trained listeners identify as trans, non-binary or gender fluid, they are understanding and will listen and offer support. Occasionally cisgender allies also take calls.
We can also provide signposting and information.
0300 330 5468
www.facebook.com/MindLineTrans
www.bristolmind.org.uk/mindline-transplus

UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Operates a free helpline called “UKAT” – UK Addiction Treatment Centres, staffed by qualified counsellors and recovered addicts.

Tags

We Provide Body Positive Spaces For Trans* and Non-Binary identified People.

Christella VoiceUp app

Let the UK’s leading voice feminisation expert, Christella Antoni, teach you the techniques to help you achieve the results you are looking for, in the comfort of your own home. Beginners, intermediate and advanced stages available.

Available on both Apple and Android app stores:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/christella-mtf-transgender/id1124464717?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.christellamtf

Born

Born is a makeup and styling studio specialising in trans beauty and feminisation, confidence and self-esteem.

Camden LGBT Forum

We’re here to make sure that the rights and interests of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people living or working in Camden are represented. That’s the bottom line. That’s the reason we’re here.

Voice Analyst app from Speechtools

The Voice Analyst App is used worldwide by speech therapists and individuals wanting to accurately analyse voice pitch and volume. It is particularly popular with trans men and women who use it to measure voice change over time and to help achieve their optimum pitch and volume.

Available on both Apple and Android app stores: 

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/voice-analyst-pitch-volume/id732245213

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.voiceanalyst

 

Drug Rehab

Substance use disorders affect 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ population, compared to 8.4 percent of the general population, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These alarming numbers stress a need for more substance use recovery programs that cater to LGBTQ individuals.