We understand that sometimes people feel more comfortable accessing services which specialise in supporting those from particular communities, cultures, or require certain adjustments in order to support their own personal needs.

Please don't feel limited by the services listed below, and if you feel that you cannot find a support service that is applicable to you- either disclose using the Report with Details tool, or use the Talk To Us tool, and the Report and Support team will be happy to search for additional services. 

External Support 


General Support:
  • Beaumont Society: a UK registered charity, their primary focus is the transgender individual.
  • Being Gay is Ok: a service that gives online information and advice for under 25 year olds. 
  • Gender Network: working for respect for gender, gender identity and gender expression. 
  • Gendered Intelligence: exist to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways. They work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; and they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25. 
  • Gender Trust: For people whose lives are affected by gender identity issues. 
  • Stonewall: a charity that campaigns on issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people. 
  • Stonewall Housing Advice: the advice branch of Stonewall which focuses on housing. 
  • The Asexual Visibility and Education Network: hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. Provides email to support to people who identify as asexual and their friends and family. 
  • The Lesbian & Gay Foundation: an organisation delivering community, health and support services to lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK.  
  • Trans Unite: is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. The easy to use and mobile friendly website connects you to an established network of trans support groups both in your local area and those who offer online support. 
Mental Health: 
  • Antidote: a service that offers information and support exclusively to LGBT+ people around drugs, alcohol and addiction.
  • Birmingham LBGT Centre:  voluntary organisation providing advice and support to LGBT+ people in Birmingham. Offers counselling, well-being services and wide range of support groups. 
  • LGBT Health and Wellbeing: are a unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
  • MindOut: a mental health service for LGBT+ people which provides advice, information, advocacy, peer support groups, mentoring and wellbeing events. 
  • Pink Therapy: has a directory listing qualified therapists throughout the UK who work with the LGBT+ community from a positive stance. 
  • Switchboard: A one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, email and instant messaging service. 
Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Sexual Health: 
  • Brook Advisory: Brook's aims for young people to take control of their sexual health, enjoy healthy relationships and explore their identities. 
  • Gay Men Fight AIDs (GMFA):  a gay men’s health charity and have booklets and workbooks that you can download for free. They are written by counsellors and cover topics exploring self-esteem and relationships. They also have information on HIV medication and offer a UK social, leisure and sports activities handbook called ‘The Guide’. 
  • Positively UK: talk to them about any aspect of your diagnosis, care and living with HIV. 
  • Terrence Higgins Trust: is a national sexual health charity that provides information and support on STI's/HIV, and where to get tested. 
Harassment, Discrimination and Hate Crime: 
Advocacy and Legal Support: 
  • National Trans Youth Network: represents young trans people in the UK, with groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
  • No Going Back: provide support and legal representation to people who are seeking asylum in the UK because they fear persecution in their own country due to their sexual orientation.
  • UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group: a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner. 
Parents and/or Carers:
  • Depend: an organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to adults in the UK with a trans partner, friend or adult family member who is considering or undergoing transition, or who has transitioned.
  • Mermaids:  provides support for families, teens and children with gender identity issues. 
Faith:
  • One Body One Faith: want to help churches and faith communities to have intelligent and compassionate conversations about sexuality, and we want individuals to be able to integrate their sexuality and spirituality in ways which are healthy and life-affirming. 
  • Quest: A pastoral support for LGBT+ Catholics.
 
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If you believe that any of these support services should not be promoted or you have a suggestion for an additional support service, please let us know by using the 'Talk to Us' tool. 

LGBTUA+ Warwick Communities: 

Societies and staff networks are not support services. However, they do provide a space for people to come together and form supportive communities. 
  • Warwick Pride: The University of Warwick Students’ Union society for Lesbian, Gay, Bi+, Trans, Undefined, Aromantic and Asexual (LGBTUA+) students - and their friends! Staff can also join as associate members. 
  • Warwick Pride Befriending Service: is a confidential correspondence service to aid members in getting any extra support they need. If you’d like to talk to someone regarding LGBTUA+ related issues, fill out the confidential form linked above.
  • Warwick Pride Parenting Scheme: a scheme in which you are assigned two “parents” to help you to integrate into Pride. Joining a society or going to a social where you don’t know anyone yet can be a scary experience. The Parenting Scheme was created to help new members get involved, by assigning them two existing Pride members as ‘parents’. Your parents are there to offer you advice and assistance, meet up with you separately if you’re unsure about attending larger socials (or just want to converse by email), and attend some events with you so that you’ll always have a friendly face to show you around and introduce you to others. 
  • LGBTUA+ Staff Network: This Network provides an opportunity for LGBTUA+ staff to meet, share their experiences, discuss related issues, and organise. 

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