External Support

If you are looking for a different type of support than what we offer or just need extra support, you can access the services below! If you aren't in the Dorset area or don't fit into our age range, you can take a look here at similar LGBT+ groups across the UK. Please note that we are not responsible for any content on these external sites.

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Helplines

ChildLine

Free 24/7 confidential support for young people in the UK. For more information, click here!

Smaritans

Free 24/7 confidential support for anyone who needs help, whatever they're going through. For more information, click here!

Switchboard

Confidential LGBT+ support, 10am-10pm, 365 days of the year. For more information, click here!

Galop

Confidential LGBT+ domestic violence support. For more information and to check times, click here!

MindLine Trans+

Confidential support for anyone who identifies on the trans spectrum. For more information and to check times, click here!

Mermaids

Confidential trans support, Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm. For more information, click here!

THT Direct

Free support, advice and information, Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm. For more information, click here!

Shout

Free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Just text 'shout' to the number below. For more information, click here!

LGBT+ Organisations

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working to provide help, support, advocacy, training, counselling and much more!

Stonewall

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain. 

LGBT Consortium

LGBT Consortium work to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB&T Partnership works on reducing health inequalities and improving access to health and social care for LGB&T people. 

Galop

Galop is the UK’s only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Providing advice, support and advocacy.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

Coming Out UK

Coming Out UK is an organisation which aims to provide help and support for men and women within and outside the LGBTQ+ community around the UK.

GIRES

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages.

Mermaids

Mermaids offer family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is an organisation whose object is to deliver arts programmers and creative workshops to trans youth from across the UK.

Health Services

CAMHS

CAMHS provides support to children and young people who are coping with significant mental health difficulties.

Healthwatch Dorset

Healthwatch Dorset is an independent service which exists to speak up for local people on Health and Social Care.

MindOUT

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow is an NHS health initiative for Dorset’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Men who have sex with Men (MSM) Communities.

The Shores

The Shores is 24/7 support for the victims of rape or serious sexual assault.

STARS

STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support for anyone who lives works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Body Positive

Body Positive Dorset offers advice, practical support, counselling, life coaching, and information to people living with or affected by HIV.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity, support people living with HIV  and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

FPA

FPA is a sexual health charity that provides health and education resources on sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing and relationships and sex.

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory connects you with professional counsellors and therapists near you to help you find the help you need.

GIDS

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is a highly specialised clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity.

GIC

The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is a highly specialised clinic for adults presenting with difficulties with their gender identity.

The Retreat

The Retreat aims to provide you with a safe and welcoming environment where you can discuss your problems and work towards solutions.

Kooth

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Support Services

Ansbury

Ansbury work with young people, parents and adults to help them achieve their career goals through our quality guidance and advice.

Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust is a charity that helps vulnerable young people get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

We Are With You

We Are With You supports people to make positive behavioural changes, most notably with alcohol and drug misuse, and mental health.

Innovate Dorset

Innovate Dorset specialise in engagement with children and young people. Helping participants undertake a return to education, further training and even employment.

Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities is Dorset's disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.

Off The Record

Off the Record Bath and North East Somerset (OTR) improves the emotional health and wellbeing of young people.

Inclusive Community Church

Inclusive church serving Bournemouth, Poole, and Dorset. Special outreach to LGBT+ people.

LGBT Humanists

LGBT Humanists UK is a special interest section of Humanists UK which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and human rights in the UK.

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