LGBT+ Information, Support and Advice

This section has been developed to offer support, information and signpost LGBT+ individuals to advice and support services.
 

Find LGBT support near you

 

Barnsley: TADS

LGBT Support Group for ages 9 – 18 years.

Visit their website here

Telephone: 01226 872120

Email: danielleb@tadsbarnsley.co.uk

 

 

Bassetlaw: LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire

They provide a range of specialist services for children and young people aged 11-25 who identify as LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and any other sexual orientation or gender identity), or may be questioning this.

Visit their website here. 

Telephone: 01909 479191

Social media: Facebook and Instagram

Doncaster: LGBTQ Youth Hub

Doncaster LGBTQ is a leading partnership advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. They envision a world in which all LGBTQ children, young people and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly and genuinely.

Visit their webpage here.

Telephone: 01302 737993

Social media: Facebook

Rotherham: Early Help

The Group offers a space where young people can get to know other young people who identify as LBGT +. A space where the staff can offer support and be there to listen, a space where they can build confidence, promote a positive sense of self-worth, look at some of the issues which affect the lives of young LGBT + young people and give young people a voice.

Visit their web page here.

Telephone: 07887057462

Sheffield: SAYiT

SAYiT works with young people and professionals to make real lives better. They provide practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing, while their training helps organisations improve knowledge and address discrimination.

Visit their website here.

Telephone: 0114 241 2728

Social media: Facebook and Instagram

 

 

General LGBT+ advice and support

The Proud Trust

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

To find out more about their work, as well as all the lovely people and partner organisations that help make all this happen, visit their website.

Telephone number: 0161 660 3347

Email: info@theproudtrust.org

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what they do and they aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’

Each year, they serve over 40,000 people, achieving an average 98% satisfaction rating, as well as providing information to over 600,000 individuals online. 

They support LGBT people to increase their skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.

Working together, they are changing LGBT lives for the better and securing a safe, equal and healthy future for all LGBT people. 

Visit their website here. 

Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30

Social media: Facebook and Instagram

Stonewall

At Stonewall, they stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.

Visit their website here

Telephone number: 0800 0502020

Social media: Facebook and Instagram

 

Mental Health Support

Mental health problems such as depression or self-harm can affect any of us, but they're more common among people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).

This may be linked to LGBT people's experience of discrimination, homophobia or transphobia, bullying, social isolation, or rejection because of their sexuality.

Other things, such as their age, religion, where they live, and their ethnicity can add extra complications to an already difficult situation.

When to get help

Do not suffer in silence. You should get help as soon as you feel you need it. It's never too late to get help, no matter how big or small your problems might seem.

You could benefit from a talking therapy if you:

  • feel tired or lack energy
  • feel tearful
  • shut yourself away from people
  • no longer want to do things you used to enjoy
  • use alcohol or drugs to help you cope with your feelings
  • harm yourself or have thoughts about self-harming
  • think about suicide

If you're struggling to cope right now, contact Samaritans:

Other places which offer support and advice

  • Speak to a GP: they'll know what help is available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you
  • LGBT Foundation: The LGBT Foundation offers information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme to LGBT people.
  • Stonewall: Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box.

Sexual Health Support

Both the below organisations have a wealth of information on sexual wellness, STIs, HIV testing, chemsex etc. 

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. They offer services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.

Visit their web page here.

Telephone: 07887057462

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LGBT Foundation

Their sexual health services are inclusive of all trans and non-binary people, and those with trans history.

Click here to visit the website and see the different sexual health guides. 

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