External resources

These are a variety of helpful-looking resources we’ve come across over the years. If we’ve missed any, let us know!

We’re not responsible for the content of external sites, inclusion here does not imply any endorsement.

General resources

Wide range support for all members of the LGBT+ community and their family members

Offers articles, information about current politics regarding the LGBT community as well as help and advice. Their 2017 School Report details LGBT experiences in UK schools.

Nottingham-based. Pre-COVID they offered weekly LGBT+ support groups for young people and their families. They currently provide weekly group hangouts via Google hangouts three days a week.

Provides an extensive list of LGBT+ Groups and Organisation

 Support and resources for LGBT+ youth

Parents and allies

A collection of resources for parents and families of young trans people

Provides information on current politics and how you can get involved. They also provide information on local groups and how best you can support your child.

A national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones. The website provides many free resources available for download along with a Support Line.

Trans and gender-diverse

An organisation which helps gender-diverse children, young people, and their families

Resources by and for trans young people and gender questioning young people

A website which offers you the opportunity to find a transgender support group near you.

Helplines and advice

Mermaids run an emergency text service (available 24/7), web chat and helpline 

Provides support for trans and non-binary people

Free and confidential counselling for LGBTQ young people under 19

Offers support and advice to LGBT individuals who have experienced hate crimes, sexual violence, and domestic abuse

Provides one-to-one professional counselling for LGBT+ young people aged 11-25