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Agencies which provide information and support

  • SupportLine Telephone Helpline: Provides emotional support and details of agencies, counsellors, helplines, support groups across the UK.
    Tel: 01708 765200 Email: info@supportline.org.uk
  • Cara-Friend (Area served N.Ireland): Helpline for anyone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual or has concerns about sexual orientation. Counselling, befriending, information, including details of social events and venues in N. Ireland. Face to face befriending and social support groups.
    Tel:
    028 9032 2023 gay men, 028 9023 8668 lesbians
  • EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia: Helpline offering support for young people affected by homophobia. Help and support for people concerned about a school pupil or college student affected by homophobia. Supports lesbian and gay young people in challenging homophobic bullying and helps teachers offer support to lesbian and gay pupils.
    Tel: 0808 100 0143 Web: www.eachaction.org.uk 
  • FFLAG: National voluntary organisation which supports lesbians and gay men and their families. Helplines throughout UK and parents groups. Run by parents of gays and lesbians 
    Tel:
    0845 652 0311 Web: www.fflag.org.uk 
  • LGBT Foundation: Wide range of services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
    Tel:
    0345 330 3030 Web: www.lgbt.foundation
  • 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. Tel: 0300 123 2523 Web: www.lgbt-helpline-scotland.org.uk/
  • LGBT Youth 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. (Area served Scotland)
    Web: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement: Advice, information, counselling and a helpline for the Christian lesbian and gay community.
    Web: 
    www.lgcm.org.uk
  • London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard:
    Tel:
    0300 330 0630 Web: www.llgs.org.uk
  • 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.
    Tel:
    0808 801 0323 Web: www.opfs.org.uk
  • PACE (Project for Advocacy Counselling and Education): Provides services and activities for and about lesbians and gay men including those affected by HIV/AIDS. Counselling, mental health advocacy, group work, employment, youth work and HIV prevention activities. (London based) 
    Tel:
    020 7700 1323 Web: www.pacehealth.org.uk
  • The Pink Practice:  Lesbian and gay counselling and psychotherapy service based in Central London.
    Tel: 
    020 7060 4000 Web:www.pinkpractice.co.uk
  • Quest Linkline - The Helpline for Lesbian and Gay Catholics: Helpline for lesbian, gay and bisexual Catholics, their parents, partners and those who minister to them. Listening, support, information, befriending, issues dealt with include coming out, relationships, Christian faith and sexuality. Referrals to local groups and sympathetic clergy.
    Web: 
    www.questgaycatholic.org.uk
  • UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group: Helpline and other advice and information on all immigration and nationality issues for gay men and lesbians. 
    Tel:
    020 7922 7811 Web: www.uklgig.org.uk

Useful websites

  • www.gayhusbands.com – American site of Bonnie Kaye whose husband came out as being gay and Bonnie provides support to women internationally who find themselves in a similar situation.
  • www.gaydadsscotland.org.uk - Social and support group for gay fathers living in Scotland.
  • www.parentsenquiryscotland.org - support for parents and families of lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender children.
  • www.colage.org - Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere - offer friendship, understanding, online communities, pen pal contacts, community support groups across the world. (American site).

Counselling & Support

Counselling is completely confidential so you can feel safe to come and talk about what is bothering you.

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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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Drop-ins are open to anyone aged 12 to 25 who would like to talk to a support worker.

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