helpline: 0800 612 3010

Open: 9:00 - 4:00pm Monday to Friday




AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
For questions about getting help or the referral process, please email
The SW Bristol team can be contacted on 07761246386 or


Consortium are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation. They work to build the resource, sustainability and resilience of LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights. They also hold a national LGBT+ directory on their website.


Galop support LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation are a national LGBT+ charity that started in Greater Manchester. They provide a wide range of services. Advice, support, and information Helpline 0345 3 30 30 30.

Mindline Trans+

Mindline Trans+ are set up specifically to offer emotional support to trans, non-binary and genderfluid people and their families. They are open on Fridays 8pm-11pm on 0300 330 5468.


Switchboard is a national LGBT+ helpline 0800 0119 100. They also have a chat function on their website.


FFLAG is a national charity dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.
They run a helpline 0300 688 0368.


Proud2Be is a grassroots user-led social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) people in Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives. They host regular in-person and online support groups.


GIRES is a charity whose aim is to work to help the trans and gender non-conforming communities including those whose preferred expression is non-binary and non-gender. The charity is operated by volunteers who give their time freely to support those struggling with gender expression.


Stonewall is an LGBTQ+ rights charity who provide advice, support, and publications / research.


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. MindOut works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

It Gets Better

It Gets Better is an international movement which envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

Schools OUT UK

Schools OUT UK is an education charity with lots of LGBTQ+ resources for all stages


Mermaids is a charity helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. We are aware that there is currently a Statutory Inquiry by the Charity Commission, but client services are still being provided. More information can be found here.

Peter Tatchell Foundation

Peter Tatchell Foundation promotes and protects the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally. The website also has a directory of resources for LGBT+ inmates.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow is an NHS Initiative for the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community in Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorset.

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project is based in Brighton. They have lots of resources on their website.



Samaritans are available 24/7. They offer a supportive conversation around a whole range of mental health issues and also offer a call back service and follow up calls.
Call FREE: 116 123 or email


Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text 85258.


Childline is a free, confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday. Call 0800 1111

Mental Health Matters: Devon

Mental Health Matters Devon provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year mental health helpline as well as telephone advice and support at The Moorings.
Mental Health Matters Helpline: 0800 4700317

NHS 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline

NHS 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline: If you are experiencing mental health distress or worried about someone else’s emotional state - support is available from the First Response Service using the number above. It is important to get help quickly. You are not alone.
Devon: 0808 196 8708
Plymouth: 0800 923 9323
Cornwall: 0800 038 5300


Stop Hate UK

You can report a hate crime online through Stop Hate UK:
Report a Hate Crime

Devon & Cornwall Police

You can report a hate crime directly to Devon and Cornwall Police.
Report a Hate Crime



YourSHIP (Your Sexual Health in Plymouth) provides The Focus clinic (Tuesday afternoons) focusing on LGBTQI+ aspects of sexual health, but open to all.
Contact YourSHIP on 01752 431124

The Eddystone Trust

The Eddystone Trust – HIV & Sexual Health Charity based across the South West of England.
They can be reached on 01752 254 406 or

Terrence Higgins Trust

Since 1982 Terrence Higgins Trust been supporting people impacted by HIV and poor sexual health.
Terrence Higgins Trust is a national HIV charity, and can be contacted on 0808 802 1221.