Pride in Practice
Pride in Practice is a programme by LGBT Foundation which works with GP practices, dental surgeries, pharmacies and optometrists to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have access to inclusive healthcare that understands and meets the needs of our communities.
Colne Valley PCN has one practice which has gold accreditation from Pride in Practice – The Coggeshall Surgery
These organisations offer advice, support and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Outhouse East is a registered charity seeking to offer support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of Essex. Based in Colchester Town Centre, they provide a range of services and groups free of charge from counselling to education workshops.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
Helpline 0345 3 30 30 30 (open weekdays 9am until 9pm and weekends 10am to 6pm)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (emails are replied to within 10 working days)
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging (IM).
Helpline 0300 330 0630 (open 10:00 to 22:00 everyday)
Email email@example.com (emails are typically replied to within 72 hours)
IM Chat available from 11:00 at switchboard.lgbt/
Gendered Intelligence runs youth groups in London, Leeds and Bristol for trans, non-binary and questioning young people. It also runs a peer-led support group in London for people aged 18 to 30.
The charity Mermaids work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people. They provide lots of useful information on their website for young people, and their families, around gender.
Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust provides support for LGBT+ young people who are homeless or living in a hostile home environment.
Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD).
UK mental health charity Mind has a specific section for LGBTQ people, where you can access information about mental health support.
OutdoorLads runs a range of sociable outdoor activities for gay, bi men and trans guys right across the UK and further afield – activity based things like hiking, climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, scrambling, running and sailing, as well as purely social events.
Provides a range of resources to support people identifying as LGBT+, advice for parents, and works with businesses and institutions to create inclusive workplaces and working with schools to promote inclusion.
Just Like Us
Just Like Us is an LGBT+ charity aiming to empower young people to be role models championing LGBT+ equality at school and work.
This list is not exhaustive. To find more organisations that offer LGBT support, visit Consortium LGBT’s member’s directory.