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LGBTQ+ Help & Support

 The month of February is LGBTQ+ history month and we wanted to concentrate on support groups for LGBTQ people struggling with how to identify themselves and dealing with mental health issues as a result.  Many LGBTQ+ couples also face domestic abuse but are unaware of the support groups out there that can help them if they aren’t ready to report to the police.  We take this type of crime very seriously and we want to make sure everyone is represented in terms of the police offering as much support as possible to our LGBTQ+ communities.  We also want to highlight our multi agency working and the great charities/organisations that we support to highlight the amazing work that they do.  We also wanted to highlight these charities/organisations that can help an individual  to discuss their feelings if you are struggling with your identity so that you don’t have to go through this alone, as well as families who want to learn how to support their family member going through this journey.  Below are links to these amazing charities/agencies:

STONEWALL

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across Britain. https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

MERMAIDS

Mermaids Helps gender-diverse kids, young people, and their families. https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

 THE GENDERBREAD PERSON

The Genderbread person is a tool-kit designed for breaking complicated concept into bite-sized, digestible pieces. https://www.genderbread.org/

SWITCHBOARD LGBT

Switchboard LGBT is a confidential listening service for the LGBT+ communities. Offering support across their helpline, email and instant messaging. https://switchboard.lgbt/

 FFLAG    

Families and Friend of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG) is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans family members.: https://www.fflag.org.uk/

LGBT FOUNDATION

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT communities. https://lgbt.foundation/

MEDLINE TRANS+

Medline Trans+ is an emotional Support helpline for those who identify as Trans, non-binary & their friends and families.

They provide a safe place to talk about feelings confidentially. https://mindlinetrans.org.uk/

 

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