We understand that sometimes people feel more comfortable accessing external support 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 think that you cannot find a support service that is applicable to you – please ask to Speak to an Advisor and the Report and Support team will be happy to search for additional services. 
Internal Support:
  • LGBT+ Staff Community: This is a community inviting staff from across the University of Greenwich who either identify as, or who are allies of, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and wider non heteronormative identities to join a forum that facilitates discussions and networking, while working collaboratively towards the visibility of LGBT+ identities, empowering individuals and celebrating our diversity.
  • LGBTQ+ Liberation Network: The LGBTQ+ Students’ Liberation Network is a space for LGBTQ+ Students within the University of Greenwich Community to raise any concerns facing them at University, discuss campaign ideas with the support of GSU Officers and work to raise awareness of issues facing the LGBTQ+ student community across the University. 

General Support: 
  • Being Gay is Ok: Service that gives online information and advice for under-25-year-olds.  
  • 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. 
  • LGBT Foundation: National charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT communities.
  • Stonewall: Charity that campaigns on issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people. 
  • The Asexual Visibility and Education Network: Host the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. Provide support to people who identify as asexual and their friends and family. 
  • Trans Unite: 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. 
  • London LGBTQ+ Community Centre: The Centre initially came about as a pop-up Centre in response to the severe isolation and loneliness the LGBTQ+ community has felt since lockdown began. They are now a permanent space, offering a holistic programme of services, events, talks and workshops, combined with a cafe space that invites visitors to simply just be.
  • LGBTQ groups in London - Meetup: Useful list of LGBTQ+ groups in London.

Mental Health:

  • Antidote: Service that offers information and support exclusively to LGBT+ people around drugs, alcohol and addiction.
  • MindOut: Mental health service for LGBT+ people which provides advice, information, advocacy, peer support groups, mentoring and wellbeing events. 
  • Pink Therapy: 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. 
  • London Friend: Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest LGBT charity. They support the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. Their social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene. Services are delivered by trained LGBT volunteers.
  • Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust: They offer Youth and Culture Clubs, retreats, mentoring and online counselling.
  • Rainbow Mind: LGBTQ+ mental health service, which is led and staffed by LGBTQ+ people.
  • METRO Charity: Low-fee one-to-one counselling for LGBTQ+ people aged over 19 who live in London.
  • LGBT Counselling Services: LGBT Counselling is an online specialist psychotherapy and counselling service for the LGBT community.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Sexual Health:

  • Galop: Their team has decades of experience in supporting LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.
  • LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership: The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is a way for LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse to get the maximum amount of help with a minimum amount of hassle. The DAP is open to any LGBT person experiencing domestic violence who is living or working in London.
  • The Gay Men's Health Project:  Gay men’s health charity. They 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: National sexual health charity that provides information and support on STI's/HIV, and where to get tested. 
  • 56 Dean Street: Expert sexual health clinic in London who focus on the needs of the LGBTQI+ community. They offer STI screening, PrEP and HIV Services.

Harassment, Discrimination and Hate Crime:

  • EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia:  Helpline offering support for young people affected by homophobia. 
  • Galop: a charity working to prevent and challenge homophobic and transphobic hate crime.
  • Stonewall: Charity that campaigns on issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people. 
  • National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership: Bring together 35 LGBT organisations from across England, Wales and Scotland. They aim to increase the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted.

  • One Body One Faith: They want to help churches and faith communities to have intelligent and compassionate conversations about sexuality, and 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.
  • Imaan: The UK's leading LGBTQ Muslim charity.
  • Naz and Matt Foundation: Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.
  • Inclusive Mosque Initiative: Intersectional feminist mosque dedicated to creating inclusive, safer places for marginalised Muslims and their families, especially non-traditional families.
  • KeshetUK: Education and training charity with a mission to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK.  KeshetUK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
  • Sarbat: Volunteer-led group addressing LGBT+ issues from a Sikh perspective.
  • House of Rainbow: Provide holistic pastoral care for LGBTIQ. A model of emotional and spiritual support related to cultures and traditions for Black African Caribbean origins. Support on the journey to self-acceptance while exploring personal and psychological problems related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Twilight People: Twilight People: Stories of Faith & Gender Beyond the Binary is a landmark project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present. This collection is the first source of faith and transgender history in Britain.

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