LGBT+ Information, Support and Advice
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If you know of any LGBT+ support services for young people in your local area across the North East and North Cumbria that you would like us to promote, please send it via the feedback link
General LGBT+ advice and support
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities.
To find out more about their work, as well as all the lovely people and partner organisations that help make all this happen, visit their website.
Telephone number: 0161 660 3347
LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what they do and they aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’
Each year, they serve over 40,000 people, achieving an average 98% satisfaction rating, as well as providing information to over 600,000 individuals online.
They support LGBT people to increase their skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.
Working together, they are changing LGBT lives for the better and securing a safe, equal and healthy future for all LGBT people.
Visit their website here.
Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30
At Stonewall, they stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.
Visit their website here.
Telephone number: 0800 0502020
Mental Health Support
Mental health problems such as depression or self-harm can affect any of us, but they're more common among people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).
This may be linked to LGBT people's experience of discrimination, homophobia or transphobia, bullying, social isolation, or rejection because of their sexuality.
Other things, such as their age, religion, where they live, and their ethnicity can add extra complications to an already difficult situation.
When to get help
Do not suffer in silence. You should get help as soon as you feel you need it. It's never too late to get help, no matter how big or small your problems might seem.
You could benefit from a talking therapy if you:
- feel tired or lack energy
- feel tearful
- shut yourself away from people
- no longer want to do things you used to enjoy
- use alcohol or drugs to help you cope with your feelings
- harm yourself or have thoughts about self-harming
- think about suicide
If you're struggling to cope right now, contact Samaritans:
Other places which offer support and advice
- Speak to a GP: they'll know what help is available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you
- LGBT Foundation: The LGBT Foundation offers information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme to LGBT people.
- Stonewall: Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box.