'In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving.
Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are.' Marla Gibbs

Helplines

CRISIS Telephone counselling is not available through this consultancy.

Clients in CRISIS should contact the Samaritans
and their GP for emergency support.

Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 - www.samaritans.org.uk

Organisations Offering Additional Information and Support:
The content made available here is for use at your own discretion and has been made in good faith and is aimed at enabling you to find additional support. No responsibility is accepted or implied by the provision of this material and no recommendations are being suggested.

Alcohol Issues:

Drinkline - 0800 917 8282 - www.drinkaware.co.uk

Abuse Issues:

See also Resources Section
National Assoc for People Abused in Childhood: 0800 085 3330 www.napac.org.uk
Rape Crisis England and Wales: 0808 802 999 www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Victim Supportline - 0845 30 30 900
NSPCC 24-hour freephone child protection - 0808 800 5000

Bereavement:

See also Resources Section
Cruse Bereavement Care - 08444 779 400 - www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Penhaligons Friends Children's Bereavement Charity - 01209 210 624 www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk

Cancer Info/ Advice Lines:

MacMillan Cancer Relief - 0808 808 2020 - www.macmillan.org.uk
IRELAND: Action Cancer - 02890 803 304 - www.actioncancer.org
Breast Cancer Care - 0808 800 600 - www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Cancer Bacup - 0808 800 1234 - www.cancer.org.uk
JEWISH: Chai Cancer Care - 0808 808 4567 - www.chaicancercare.org
GaysCan - 0208 368 9027 - no website
Out With Cancer (US site) http://lgbtcancer.com/

Childhood Sexual Abuse:

See also Resources Section
http://www.thelamplighters.org
http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets/Sexual+abuse/
http://www.malesurvivor.org/index.htm
http://www.survivorsuk.org.uk/
http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets/Sexual+abuse/
http://www.dabspathfinder.org/
http://www.aest.org.uk/helplines/uk_survivor_male_helplines.htm

Debt Info/ Advice:

Direct Debt Line - 01323 481 111 - www.directdebtline.com
National Debt Line - 0808 808 4000 - www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
Consumer Credit Counselling Service - 0800 138 1111 - www.cccs.co.uk

Depression:

Depression Alliance Scotland - 0131 467 3050 - www.depressionalliance.org
Bipolar UK - 0207 931 480 - www.mdf.org.uk
Mind UK National Number - 08457 660 163 - www.mind.org.uk
Saneline - 0845 767 8000 - www.sane.org.uk

Domestic Violence Issues:

REFUGE - 0808 080 9999 - 0808 2000 247 - 24 hrs - www.refuge.org.uk
Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247 - www.womensaid.org.uk
Survivors of Lesbian Abuse (SOLA) - 0207 328 7389
Victim Support line - 0845 30 30 900
Kiran Asian Women's Aid: 0208 558 1986
Ashiana Community Project: 0121 687 6767
Jewish Women's Aid: 0808 801 0500 www.jwa.org.uk
Pandora's Project - A US website with useful information www.pandorasproject.org
Mens Aid: 0871 223 9986 www.mensaid.co.uk
Mankind: 01823 334 244 www.mankind.org.uk
Broken Rainbow (LGBT): 0300 999 5428 www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Drugs:

Drugs issues - 0800 77 66 00 - www.talktofrank.com

Eating Disorders:

Beat Eating Disorders: 0845 634 1414 www.b-eat.co.uk
First Steps to Freedom (Phobias/ general anxiety/ Eating issues)- 01926 851 608 - www.first-steps.org
National Centre for Eating Disorders: 0845 838 2040 www.eating-disorders.org.uk

Employment info:

ACAS - 0845 747 4747 - www.acas.org.uk

Faith & Spiritual Support:

Joyce Meyer Ministries - www.joycemeyer.org
Sathya Sai Baba - www.radiosai.org

Infertility Issues:

National Infertility Network - 08701 188088 (office hours) - www.nationalinfertilitynetwork.com

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues:

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard - 0207 837 7324 - www.queery.org.uk
Pink Therapy - www.pinktherapy.com
Gay Depression - http://www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Gender/Site/depression/depression_in_community.htm

Sexual Minorities and Disability:

Regard http://www.regard.org.uk/index.htm LGBT disability organisation
Bent - http://www.bentvoices.org an online journal for disabled gay men
Deaf UK - http://www.deafgayuk.com

Abuse and Domestic Violence:

Broken Rainbow - http://www.broken-rainbow.org.uk/ support for LGBTs experiencing domestic violence
SOLA-Survivors Of Lesbian Partnerships Abuse - lesbian relationship. Phone: +44 (0)20 7328 7389 (Tue-Fri 10.30am-1pm and 2.30pm- 4.30pm). Email: solalondon@hotmail.com
Survivors UK http://www.survivorsuk.org/ Support and counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape
CISTERS (Child Incest Survivors) Gillian Finch or Alison Tel 02380 338080 - Cisters@btinternet.com

Heterosexual/ LGBT Partners of LGBT Individuals:

SEE Revolution SECTION IN THIS WEBSITE
Straight Spouse Network http://www.ssnetwk.org/index.shtml

Gay Therapy Organisations:

British Psychological Society Lesbian and Gay Section - http://www.bps.org.uk/lesgay/lesgay_home.cfm - has a list serve and produces a journal (the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review)
Lesbian Information Service - http://www.lesbianinformationservice.org/ research, articles and support for lesbians ran by Jan Bridget.
Consortium of LGBT voluntary and community organisations - http://lgbtconsortium.org.uk
Assoc for Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists http://www.aglp.org/ produces the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy (published by Haworth Press Inc.)
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/ Lesbian and Gay Concerns (reading/resources etc)
Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counselling http://www.aglbic.org/ (Part of American Counselling Association), vast reading lists/resources section
Michael Shernoff's website/articles for/about gay men. http://www.gaypsychotherapy.com/
Terence Higgins Trust - http://www.tht.org.uk/ HIV/AIDS counselling and support
NAZ project http://www.naz.org.uk/ sexual health information for BME communities
Relate http://www.relate.org.uk/ counselling and sex therapy
Relationship Counselling for London http://www.counselling4london.com/ Tavistock Clinic based relationship counselling.
PACE http://www.pacehealth.org.uk/ counselling, advocacy and group work for LGBT people.
Online Training for Doctors in Gender, Sexuality and Health issues: http://www.genderandhealth.ca/en/modules/sexandsexuality/module-map.jsp

Trans Resources:

Press for Change http://www.pfc.org.uk/ campaigning group
Gender Information Research & Education Society (GIRES) http://www.gires.org.uk/
Transgenderzone http://www.transgenderzone.com/index.htm online resources and support.
The Gender Trust http://www.gendertrust.org.uk/
Beaumont Society http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/ support for TV/TS/TG!s
Female to Male Network - http://www.ftm.org.uk/
F2M London http://www.ftmlondon.org.uk
Mermaids - http://www.mermaids.freeuk.com/ family support for children and teenagers around gender identity issues
Depend http://www.depend.org.uk/ support for spouses and families of Trans people
SW5 Project http://www.sw5.info/ supporting male and transgender sex workers
Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) http://www.hbigda.org/ produces the 'Standards of Care'

Families and Young People:

Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays - http://www.fflag.org.uk/ support and campaigning group for families, parents etc.
PACE Family Support Service - http://www.pacehealth.org.uk/ free family therapy for anyone involved in parenting issues
Pink Parents - http://www.pinkparents.org.uk/ parenting support
Gay Youth UK - http://www.gayyouthuk.org.uk/ young people's site
Queer Youth UK - http://www.queeryouth.org.uk/
Albert Kennedy Trust - http://www.akt.org.uk/ supporting homeless LGBT young people.
SW5 Project http://www.sw5.info/ supporting male and transgender sex workers
Rainbow Families http://www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk/ social group for L&G families in Brighton
Outpost Housing Project http://www.outposthousingproject.co.uk/ housing advice for sexual minority young people in Newcastle

Bisexual Resources:

Bi Org - http://bi.org/ major international bi resource site
BiCon - http://www.bicon.org.uk/ Annual Bisexual Conferece
Biphoria http://www.biphoria.org.uk/ Bisexual social support in NW England

Older LGBTs:

POLARI Address:5th Floor Central House,14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H OAE Phone: 020-7255 4480 Email: info-polari@madasafish.com
Kairos - A group meets at KiS monthly called 'Just Friends', which is a social/support group for Gay Men over 50, if you would like more information please contact John Blackmore on 020 8656 4578
Age Concern are also offering increased support for older gay men, please contact the Older Gay Men's Development Worker, David Richards, at Age Concern Camden on 020 7794 7076; groups are now offered in several boroughs. http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/relationships-and-family/older-lgbt-communities

Older Lesbian Network:

Age 40+ Lesbians (female born) meet monthly for socialising, discussion (based on feminist structure), information-sharing and fun. Kenric http://www.kenric.org.uk/ lesbian support (only for women born women).

LGBT Faith Groups:

Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement http://www.lgcm.org.uk/
For Roman Catholic's http://www.questgaycatholic.org.uk/
Imaan http://www.imaan.org.uk/ Muslim support
SAFRA http://www.safraproject.org/ for lesbian and TS women muslims
Jewish Lesbian and Gay Support Group http://www.jglg.org.uk/
Parents of Jewish Lesbians and Gays http://www.parentsofjewishgaysandlesbians.co.uk/
Metropolitan Community Church http://www.mccbournemouth.co.uk/ Bournemouth
Metropolitan Community Church http://www.mccmanchester.co.uk/ Manchester
Gay Buddists http://www.queerdharma.org/

UK Wide LGBT Helplines and Networks:

Bradford Bradford Friend - 01274 723 802
Bradford LGB Network - 01274 733 858

Bristol

Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard – 0117 942 0842

London

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard - 0207 837 7324 - www.llgs.org.uk
Stonewall Housing - 0207 359 5767
Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights - L -0207 704 8066 / G - 0207 704 6066
UK Black out - www.ukblackout.com
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group - 0207 734 3705 - www.uklgig.org.uk
Kiss - Lesbian/ Bisexual Asian, Middle Eastern, North African Women's Group - 0208 741 1879 - www.planetkiss.org.uk
S.E.A.L.S (South East London Adult Lesbians Socialising) www.lesbiseals.com - email: info@lesbiseals.com
Gayscape - The Gay & Lesbian Internet No 1 gay and lesbian search tool! www.gayscape.com
GingerBeer - www.gingerbeer.co.uk
ELOP (East London Out Project) 020 8509 3898

Homophobic Crimes:

GALOP - 0207 704 2040 - www.galop.org.uk

Ireland:

Cara-Friend - www.cara-friend.org.uk - 028 90 322 023

Isle of Wight:

Wightout Helpline - 01983 525 123 - www.wightout.org.uk

Manchester:

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation - 0161 235 8000 - www.lgfoundation.org.uk

Nottingham:

Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard - www.nottscity.co.uk/switchboard - 0115 934 8485 / 01623 621 515

Northampton:

Northampton Gayline - 01604 635 975 / 01933 271 187 - www.nlgba.com

Scotland:

LGBT Youth Scotland - 0845 113 0005 - www.lgbtyouth.org.uk Scotland L&G Switchboard - 0141 487 0447 - http://www.sgls.co.uk

Sheffield:

Sheffield Gayphone - 0114 272 6969 - www.gayphone.org.uk

Somerset:

Somerset Gay and Lesbian Switchboard - 01823 327 078 - www.somersetgayhealth.com

Wales:

MESMAC North Wales - 01248 371 367 - www.mesmac-north-wales.co.uk

West Midlands:

West Midlands Lesbian and Gay Switchboard - 0121 622 6589 - www.gaymidlands.org
Male Advice & Enquiry Line - 0845 064 6800

Mental Health Issues / Crisis:

Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 - www.samaritans.org.uk
MIND National number - 0300 123 3393
Saneline - 08457 678 000 - www.sane.org.uk Cause - 0845 603 0291 - www.cause.org.uk (help/info/advice for people with families with serious mental illness).

Phobias:

National Phobics Society - 0870 7700 456 -www.phobics-society.org.uk
First Steps to Freedom (Phobias/ general anxiety/ Eating issues)- 01926 851 608 - www.first-steps.org
No Panic - 0808 808 0545 - www.nopanic.org.uk

Workplace issues:

Work related issues: ACAS - 08457 47 47 47 - www.acas.org.uk