LGBT Foundation's Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support.
If you aren’t completely sure where the best place to go is LGBT Foundation helpline is always a good first port of call as they can offer further signposting and detailed initial support and advice.
0345 3 30 30 30 - (Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm)
Antidote is a free, LGBT run and targeted drug and alcohol support service delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers. Antidote see over 8000 LGBT people in London each year & offer one-to-one key working, referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres, drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health, chemsex, and steroid use issues, intensive structured weekend programmes (SWAP), an advice helpline, referrals to in-house counselling, and more.
020 7833 1674 - (Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm)
CliniQ are a holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. CliniQ are a trans-led team who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services. They also perform cervical screening.
56 Dean Street
Dean Street is a large sexual health clinic in central Soho with a focus on serving the LGBT community. Alongside drop in hours and appointments, Dean Street have a trans specific clinic ‘56T’ offering sexual health and screening services. The clinic also offer support for people wishing to purchase PrEP.
GI (Gendered Intelligence)
GI work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in
supporting young trans people under the age of 21. GI deliver trans youth programmes, resources,
support for parents and carers, and educational workshops for schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings. GI also have a youth group specifically for black and minority ethnic young people who are trans or questioning their gender.
London Friend supports the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. They're also home to Antidote drug and alcohol service, and a range of social and support groups.
Mermaids also focus on supporting and informing gender diverse children and young people, and their families, Mermaids have a particular focus on younger children who may be questioning their gender or who identify as trans.
A service that works in a number of areas across London, and offers a variety of LGBT-specific services including sexual health, mental health, and youth groups.
Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age thirteen to nineteen through a variety of youth clubs, outings, retreats and events.
Opening Doors London is here to support LGBT people over 50 to live full, vibrant and respected lives free from isolation, loneliness, discrimination and prejudice.
Opening Doors offer 40+ groups and one-off activities each month. From singing to creative writing to walks, we aim to provide a range of opportunities that allow LGBT+ people over 50 from across London to meet each other, have fun, and feel confident to be themselves.
Housing advice and support for LGBT people, including those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, family breakdown, harassment, domestic abuse, eviction. Stonewall also provide supported accommodation for young people in some London boroughs and are a partner in The Outside Project - the UK’s first LGBT crisis/homeless shelter and community centre.
Naz is a sexual health service directed specifically at people of colour (or BAME people). They offer outreach and testing services, and provide support for LGBT people from a range of communities, working with immigration and asylum issues, and people living or newly diagnosed with HIV.
Your Local LGBT Forum
Many London boroughs have an LGBT Forum that will have specific information about what’s happening locally and what the community are experiencing.
An interactive map of LGBT services in the city.
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