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The following are useful links for further information. They are not under our control and we do not necessarily endorse all that they may say. However, we hope they offer you the help that you are looking for. Click on their logo for more details.
The Helplines Association (THA) is the membership and good practice organisation for email, SMS, internet and telephone-based helplines. They help people find details of reputable helplines via their Online Helplines Directory.
Mental Health Helplines Partnership (mhhp) is the umbrella body for organisations offering helpline services to people with mental health needs. They also help callers to get the support they need; please use their website to search for a specific helpline or to obtain wider mental health information.
GMFA is a charity dedicated to gay men's health. GMFA develops a wide range of health promotion for gay men, including web and print advertising campaigns, booklets, websites, community building events, a magazine and groupwork. Their website is full of information about sexual health, support groups and HIV services.
The GMI Partnership is made up of Positive East, the Metro Centre and West London Gay Men's Project (London Borough of Hounslow) and provides services under the Pan London HIV Prevention Programme (PLHPP). All of their services under the PLHPP are one-to-one to address the concerns of Men who have sex with Men'
Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since. They offer a range of services throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
London Friend offers counselling and support services which set out to explore issues of same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promote personal growth and self confidence. They also provide social groups, and a safe space as an alternative place to meet and socialise. For details of current groups etc visit their website.
Broken Rainbow offers advice and support to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence. They provide a helpline and further detailscan be found on their website. They also provide information, advice and training to people who are responsible for domestic violence policy and practice in mainstream and specialist organisations.
Pace is an organisation which responds to the emotional, mental and physical health needs of the LGBT community. They offer a wide range of holistic support services including counselling, mental health advocacy, youth work, workshops and groups. All their services are either free or low cost. For details of current workshops and events visit their website.
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings. Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. People can also visit a branch to have a face to face meeting. Details on their website.
Kenric is the longest established national organisation offering a social network to lesbians throughout the United Kingdom. Established in 1965 it has always been the only lesbian organisation dedicated to bringing women together socially on a nationwide basis. Their members are all ages and from all walks of life.
FFLAG provides support and advice for families and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. They offer support through a network of local groups and contacts and are a central point for the exchange of information.
Papyrus is a UK wide membership organisation dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It was founded in 1997. They provide information and support as well as a helpline for children, teenagers and young people who are woried about themselves or anyone concerned about a young person.
Stonewall founded in 1989 works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. They do this through such things as Policy Development, Lobying for legal change, providing information and promoting good practice.