LGBT useful links

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, take a look at our list of local services.

Albert Kennedy Trust

Support if you’re young, LGBTQ and are homeless or are living in a hostile environment.

Spectrum (formally Brook, The Shine and Barnardo's sexual health service)

Advice and support on sex, relationships, contraception, condoms, STIs. Based in The Galleries in Wigan and Leigh Health Centre.

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

CAMHS is here for all young people aged up to 18 and can help you with any problems or worries you might have. We will take your concerns seriously and will keep your information as confidential as possible.

Childline

Advice on anything that's worrying you.

Samaritans

Like Childline, you can talk to the Samaritans about any worries or concerns you might have. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Proud Trust

The latest news and info for young LGBTQ people. Advice on coming out and advice for adults if a young person chooses to come out to you. Also some useful info about how to stay safe online and some things to think about if you’re questioning whether you’re gay or straight. Previously called LGBT Youth North West.

LGBT Foundation Manchester

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Foundation (LGBTF) Manchester’s website has information on events, news, and lots of places to get support if you’re LGBT and living in Greater Manchester.

Trans Unite

Trans Unite allows members of the transgender and non-binary community to find support groups local to them, as well as online-only group. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.

Stonewall

Stonewall is a national campaigning and lobbying charity for the rights of LGBT people. They provide support and resources to help others do the same.

To report a hate crime

  • Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 

Think U Know

Advice on how to stay safe online and what to do if anyone makes you feel worried or uncomfortable online.

Mermaids

Support for you and your family if you're young and are questioning your gender identity.

Gires

Gender Identity Research and Education Society.

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