For the LGBTQ+ community, we have compiled a collection of resources to look through whilst you are waiting for a conversation to start.
Albert Kennedy Trust
For: Young people aged 16-25 who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment | Support young people into safe homes and employment, education or training | Self or other referral form | Online advice hub.
Ditch the Label - hate crime support
For: All ages | Online resource | A resource for information and support regarding hate crime and how to go about reporting it.
For: Young people under 18 | Website | Informative & Support | Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (Each) offers a free helpline for young people experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment.
For: All ages | Online resource | Helpline | Support for LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence | National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline runs a trans-specific service, staffed by trans members of the team.
Gender fluid and non-binary support
For: All ages | Online resource | Information and support from the LGBT Foundation for those who identify as non-binary or gender fluid.
For: Under 20s and families | Website | Telephone and webchat support (9am-9pm, Mon-Fri) | Support for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and young people, their families and professionals involved in their care.
Questioning - support for teens
For: Young people | Book | Two free chapters from 'Queer Up: An uplifting guide to LGBTQ+ love, life and mental health' by Alexis Caught (Walker Books) for queer and questioning teens.
Support on coming out
For: All Ages | Information | Webpage | Stonewall's webpage for advice and support on coming out.
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
For: All ages | Helpline | Confidential telephone support (10am-10pm), and free instant messaging (from 4pm) and email support, for the LGBT+ community.
Queer Up: a guide to LGBTQ+ love, life and mental health
Shout Volunteer Alexis Caught provides queer and questioning young people with advice, activities and information from his new book, 'Queer Up: An uplifting guide to LGBTQ+ love, life and mental health'.
Louise’s story: mental health support in the LGBTQIA+ community
To celebrate Pride month, Shout Coach Louise talks about her personal mental health journey, the experience of coming out to her family as a bisexual woman and shares her top tips for mental health support in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Talking with your children about sexuality and gender
We share some tips and ideas you can use to help you when talking with your children about sexuality and gender.
How LGBTQ+ events in history have shaped my mental health
For LGBTQ+ History Month, Louise from Shout 85258 shares some key milestones and her message for those who may be struggling with their mental health at this time.