We have teamed up with Pride in Practice (LGBT Foundation) to help meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ patients
Some helpful resources below...
Resources supplied by LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation's Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support.
Call: 0345 3 30 30 30 Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a reply within 10 working days
If you aren’t completely sure where the best place to go is LGBT Foundation helpline is always a good first port of call as they can offer further signposting and detailed initial support and advice
Antidote is a free, LGBT run and targeted drug and alcohol support service delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers. Antidote offer one-to-one key working, referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres, drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health, chemsex, and steroid use issues, intensive structured weekend programmes (SWAP), an advice helpline, referrals to in-house counselling, and more.
Call: 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm, Monday to Friday) and ask for one of the Antidote Team.
Drop-in: Clinics at 6 different locations in London across the week, see link below for details.
CliniQ are a holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. CliniQ are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services. They also perform cervical screening.
King’s College Hospital every Tuesday from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at the Caldecot Clinic
56 Dean Street in Soho every Wednesday from 4.30pm to 7.00pm
GI (Gendered Intelligence)
GI work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21. GI deliver trans youth programmes, resources, support for parents and carers, and educational workshops for schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings. GI also have a youth group specifically for black and minority ethnic young people who are trans or questioning their gender.
GI have youth groups across the city, see their website for more information: genderedintelligence.co.uk
London Friend supports the health and mental well-being 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. They're also home to Antidote drug and alcohol service, and a range of social and support groups.
To find out more about the service you’re interested in, visit: londonfriend.org.uk/get-support
Mermaids also focus on supporting and informing gender diverse children and young people, and their families, Mermaids have a particular focus on younger children who may be questioning their gender or who identify as trans.
Mermaids have online forums, a helpline, and host meet ups across the UK. Find out more at mermaidsuk.org.uk
A service that works in a number of areas across London, and offers a variety of LGBT-specific services including sexual health, mental health, and youth groups.
Different services operate in different parts of London, you can see what’s available in your borough by visiting the Metro Website: metrocharity.org.uk
Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age thirteen to nineteen through a variety of youth clubs, outings, retreats and events.
The youth club takes place every Wednesday from 6.30PM – 9.00PM in Euston. Contact Mosaic to get details of the venue.
Opening Doors London is here to support LGBT people over 50 to live full, vibrant and respected lives free from isolation, loneliness, discrimination and prejudice.
Opening Doors offer 40+ groups and one-off activities each month. From singing to creative writing to walks, we aim to provide a range of opportunities that allow LGBT+ people over 50 from across London to meet each other, have fun, and feel confident to be themselves.
Call: 020 7239 0400
Housing advice and support for LGBT people, including those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, family breakdown, harassment, domestic abuse, eviction. Stonewall also provide supported accommodation for young people in some London boroughs and are a partner in The Outside Project - the UK’s first LGBT crisis/homeless shelter and community centre.
Call: advice line on 020 7359 5767 for confidential advice (weekdays 10.00 -1.00 pm)
Online: complete a self-referral or see LGBT and trans specific drop-in times at the link below
Drop In: several drop-ins across London, including trans specific drop-ins at CliniQ stonewallhousing.org/services/advice
A national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities
Advice Support & Information
0345 3 30 30 30
Terrence Higgins Trust
UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. Support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health
The Gay Men's Health Project
Wandsworth LGBT Forum
Wandsworth LGBT are one of London's longest running community forums. Their aim is to improve the lives of LGBT people in and across the borough.
They do this by campaigning to the public sector on specific matters. An example of some of the projects is the 50+ LGBT Coffee morning at The Furzedown Project, a first of it's kind in South London.
Aim to promote high quality therapy and training services for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and others who identify as being gender or sexual diversities, including therapist directory