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LGBTQIA+ mental health

Information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex or asexual

Useful contacts 

Mind's services

Other organisations


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Supports LGBTQ people aged 16-25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Being Gay is OK

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Provides advice and information for LGBTQ+ people under 25. 

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.


Follow the link for Brook
Provides wellbeing and sexual health information and support for young people. 


Follow the link for the Consortium directory
Directory of services and groups for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG)

Follow the link for FFLAG
Offers support to parents, friends and family members of those who identify as LGBT+.


0300 123 6600
Follow the link for Talk To Frank
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.


0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)
0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
0800 130 3335 (Conversion therapy helpline)
Follow the link to Galop
Provides helplines and other support for LGBT+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

Follow the link to GIRES
Works to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Gendered Intelligence

Follow the link for Gendered Intelligence
Charity supporting young trans people aged under 25, and information for their parents and carers.

General Medical Council (GMC)

Follow the link to the GMC
Helps to protect patients and support doctors, and maintains a register of licensed doctors.

Hub of Hope

Follow the link to Hub of Hope
UK-wide mental health service database. Lets you search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support. You can filter results to find specific kinds of support.

LGBT Cymru 

The LGBT+ Cymru Helpline is a service that provides counselling service for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Allies & families in Wales.  The LGBT+ Cymru Helpline was founded in 2004 by Debbie Lane who wanted to create a safe and confidential helpline to support those in need who were part of the LGBT+ community.

Follow the link to LGBT Cymru

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30
Follow the link for the LGBT Foundation
Advice, support and information for people identifying as LGBTQ+.

London Friend

Follow the link for London Friend
Offers services to support LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, including support groups and counselling. These are available online, as well as in person around London. And provides information for on topics including mental health, coming out, and drug and alcohol use. 


0808 801 0400
Follow the link to Mermaids
Supports gender-diverse young people aged 19 and under, and their families and carers. Offers a helpline and and webchat. 

MindLine Trans+

0300 330 5468
Follow the link for MindLine
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.

NHS talking therapies self-referral

Follow the link for talking therapies self-referral
Information about local NHS therapy services for certain mental health problems. You can self-refer (England only) but you must be registered with a GP.


Follow the link to Outcome
Service run by Islington Mind to support LGBTQI+ people. Runs weekly online drop-in groups and activity sessions, including a drop-in session for asylum seekers and refugees.

Pink Therapy

Follow the link to Pink Therapy
Online directory of qualified therapists who identify as or are understanding of minority sexual and gender identities.

Rainbow Mind

Follow the link to Rainbow Mind
Service run by two local Minds offering LGBTQ+ mental health support. Runs regular online support groups for LGBTQ+ people, including a dedicated group for young people aged 17-24.


116 123 (freephone)
Follow the link to the Samaritans

Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).


08000 50 20 20
Follow the link to Stonewall
Information and advice for LGBT people on a range of issues.

Stonewall Housing

020 7359 5767
Follow the link to Stonewall Housing
Specialist housing advice for anyone identifying as LGBT+ in England.


0800 0119 100
Following the link to Switchboard
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Terrence Higgins Trust

0808 802 1221
Follow the link to the Terrence Higgins Trust
Provides support for LGBT+ people worried about their sexual health, including via a listening service.

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