Support & Signposting



Stonewall are here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone.

Stonewall believe we’re stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. They have laid deep foundations across Britain – in some of our greatest institutions – so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. They’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.



Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T young people and adults.




Brook is the UK’s largest young people’s sexual health charity who provide sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25.

Brook has services across the UK providing free and confidential sexual health services to young people under 25. Our Find a Service tool lets you search all services in England – not just Brook. If you haven’t visited Brook before, their visiting Brook page will tell you what to expect and if you need help urgently, they’ve got all the key numbers you need.


logo Gendered Intelligence

Based in London Gendered Intelligence (GI) work predominantly with the trans community, particularly specialising in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.

Their mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity. Their vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued. They work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.


aGender Identity Development Service (GIDS)

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is for children and young people, and their families, who experience difficulties in the development of their gender identity. It’s a national specialised service, based in London and Leeds, and the only one of its kind in Great Britain.


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A charity that hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.



LGBT Consortium

A national membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGBT groups, projects and organisations.


Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. They work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. They campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.



Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)

Terrence Higgins Trust is at the forefront of the fight against HIV and improving the nation’s sexual health.

Their mission is to end the transmission of HIV in the UK, to empower and support people living with HIV to lead healthy lives, to amplify the voices of those affected by HIV across public and political arenas to eradicate stigma and discrimination, and to enable people to enjoy good sexual health.

Their vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

aktlogoThe Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT)

Provide a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment in London, Newcastle and Manchester.

Their vision is a world without LGBT youth homelessness, and their mission is preventing LGBT youth homelessness because no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are.