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Gender Identity

Agencies which can offer Support and Information

  • Beaumont Society: National 24hr helpline and other support for transvestites, transsexuals, their partners and families. Self help organisation offering advice on cross dressing and gender dysphoria. Social functions, magazine for members.
    01582 412220 Web:
  • Beaumont Trust: Helpline for transsexuals, transvestites and their partners. Referral to specialist agencies, counsellors and self help groups.
    07000 287878 Web:
  • Depend: Free confidential advice, inormation and support for all family member, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK. BM Depend, London WC1N 3XX
  • Gender Trust: Helpline and other services for people who are transsexual, gender dysphoric or transgenderist Befriending with a confidential contact system for members. Information on specialist help including counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatrists.
    01527 894838 Web:
  • Gires: The Gender Identity Research & Education Society: Information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them. 
    Tel: 01372 801554 Web:
  • LGBT Helpline Scotland: Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-9pm. Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.
    0300 123 2523 Web:
  • LGBT Youth Scotland: (Area served Scotland) Helpline and other information, advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people under 26. Advice on range of issues including housing. Scotland wide network of events for young people and group leaders.
  • Mermaids: Telephone information and listening service for children and teenagers with gender identity issues and their families.
    020 8123 4819 Web:
  • One Parent Families (Scotland): Helpline information and advice for lone parents. Includes parenting issues for gay lesbian, bisexual, transgender parents and for children of gay, lesbian, bi, transgender parents.
    0808 801 0323 Web: 
  • TransLiving International: Helpline advice, information, counselling and self help support groups for transvestites, transsexuals and their wives, partners and families. Monthly social functions and quarterly international magazine to members.
  • Trans Unite: Allows members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a support group local to them (or even an online-only group):

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Child Sexual Exploitation

The Lotus Project is a new project that is dedicated to tackling sexual exploitation in our region.

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