In addition to the services we provide, there are a range of organisations, community group and online support available. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, it should give you some resources to help on your journey and transition.

Some organisations listed focus exclusively on trans and non-binary people. Others are organisations that support trans and non-binary people as well as the wider LGB community.

If the support you're looking for isn't listed below, please speak to your care navigator or phone LGBT Foundation's helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30.
 

Bolton LGBT+

A supportive network for LGBT people living in Bolton. They hold a variety of events and create social opportunities to meet other people in your local community.

Website: www.boltonlgbt.co.uk

Email: info@boltonlgbt.org.uk


Connect

Connect offers social spaces for trans and non-binary people aged 18-35. All events are posted on their

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ConnectMCR


Forge

A social and support group for trans men, transmasculine people, and non-binary people who were assigned female at birth aged 18+.

Website: www.forgemcr.org.uk

Email: forge@forgemcr.org.uk


LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information to LGBT communities. They offer a range of support groups, online resources to improve health and wellbeing and they have a helpline, which can be accessed internationally.

Website: www.lgbt.foundation                 

Phone: 0345 3 30 3030 

Email: helpline@lgbt.foundation

Facebook: LGBTfdn 

Twitter: LGBTfdn

Instagram: LGBTfdn


LGBT+ Plus (Stockport)

A supportive network for LGBT people living in Stockport. They hold a variety of events and create social opportunities to meet other people in your local community.

Website: www.stockportplus.org

Email: info@stockportplus.org   


Manchester Concord Transgender Support Group

Every Wednesday they hold various events and workshops to make new friends and make old ones.

Website: www.manchesterconcord.wordpress.com


Mxer

A social group for non-binary people aged 18+. They run regular groups and activities, all advertised on their Facebook page.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MxerMCR/


The Northern Contraception Sexual Health Service & HIV Service

The Northern have started a dedicated weekly sexual and reproductive health clinic for trans  and gender diverse individuals which will be able to provide sexual health education, STI testing and treatment, relevant vaccinations, PrEP, contraception and cervical smear tests.

Website: www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk


Rainbow Noir

A social and peer support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people of colour across Greater Manchester.

Website: www.rainbownoirmcr.com

Email: rainbownoirmcr@gmail.com


The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust are based in Manchester and provide support for LGBT+ youth aged 11-25 years. They host a number of events and youth groups within Manchester and their website contains a wealth of information about coming out, supporting your mental health and your rights as a trans person. Their website also offers a directory of LGBT+ youth groups across the UK.

Website: www.theproudtrust.org                                               

Phone: 0161 660 3347     

Email: info@theproudtrust.org  

Facebook: TheProudTrust      

Twitter: TheProudTrust

Instagram: the_proud_trust


Trans Bare All

A voluntary organisation for trans people, led by trans people providing safe spaces to explore identity, body positivity and improve emotional wellbeing. The group holds a number of events throughout the year where you can connect with other trans people.

Website: www.transbareall.co.uk

Email: contact@transbareall.co.uk


Trans Fit

A fitness programme for trans and non-binary people delivering gender-affirming exercises.

Website: www.transfitmcr.co.uk

Facebook: TransFit MCR


Trans Mutual Aid Manchester 

Trans Mutual Aid Manchester is a group for trans people, led by trans people across Greater Manchester. Their website includes further signposting, support and resources around trans healthcare and ways of receiving financial support through their solidarity fund. They also have a Facebook group where they post events and further signposting information.

Website: www.transmutualaidmcr.com 

Email: transmutualaidmanchester@gmail.com

Facebook: Trans Mutual Aid Manchester

The Beaumont Society (National)

Beaumont is a trans support group aim to support the health and wellbeing of trans people. Their website offers links to NHS healthcare guides, trans-affirmative counselling services and a member’s only area where you can connect with other trans people across the UK.

Website: www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

Email: enquiries@beaumontsociety.org.uk


CliniQ (London)

CliniQis focusses specifically in providing informed, inclusive and accurate sexual health advice and support for trans and non-binary people. Although based in London, their website offers several guides on safer sex, medication such as PrEP and information around counselling support.

Website: www.cliniq.org.uk

Email: admin@cliniq.org.uk

Facebook: cliniQlondon

Twitter: clini_Q


Distinction (National)

Distinction provides support groups and links to podcasts and media articles for partners of trans and non-binary people.

Website: www.distinctionsupport.org

Email: contact@distinctionsupport.org


GIRES (National)

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) provide articles and data relating to the health and wellbeing of trans people. Their Tranzwiki page offers a comprehensive directory of support groups across the UK for trans and non-binary and gender non-conforming people.

Website: www.gires.org.uk

Directory: www.tranzwiki.net

Email: 01372 801554

Facebook: GiresMessages

Twitter: GIRESUK


Gendered Intelligence (National)

Gendered Intelligence, established in 2008, is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life.

Website: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk

Phone: 0330 3559 678

Facebook: @GenderedIntelligence  

Twitter: @Genderintell


Mermaids (National)

Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995

Website: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk

Phone: 0808 801 0400

Facebook: Mermaids

Twitter: @mermaids_gender

Instagram: @mermaidsgender


Mindline Trans+ (National)

Emotional support helpline & information signposting​​​​​​​

Website: https://mindlinetrans.org.uk

Phone: 0300 330 5468​​​​​​​


Press for Change (National)                                          

Press for Change provides legal advice for trans people and their allies. Their website explains legislation such as the Human Rights Act 1998, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010. They also offer advice via email and over the phone.

Website: www.pfc.org.uk

Phone: 0844 870 8165

Email: office@pfc.org.uk

Twitter: pfcuknews

Below is a selection of some national LGBT inclusive resources and organisations. You can find more organisations using Stonewall's 'What's in my area' tool and Consortium's members directory.


Albert Kennedy Trust (National)

AKT support LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments in the UK.  They provide emergency accommodations, advice on housing and peer support networks.

Website: www.akt.org.uk

Email: gethelp@akt.org.uk

Facebook: aktcharityuk

Twitter: aktcharity                          

Instagram: aktcharity


FFLAG (National)

FFLAG supports friends and family of LGBT+ people through online resources and events to better understand the experiences of their LGBT+ loved ones.

Website: www.fflag.org.uk

Phone: 0300 688 0368

Email: support@fflag.org.uk

Facebook: OfficialFFLAG

Twitter: OfficialFFLAG


Friday/Monday (National)

Friday Monday provides comprehensive advice around sex and drugs e.g. chemsex for men who have sex with men. They work with Terrence Higgins Trust to information about safe dosing, sober sex and STI transmission.

Website: www.fridaymonday.org.uk

Phone: 0808 802 1221

Email: healthpromotion@tht.org.uk

Facebook: TerenceHigginsTrust                

Twitter: THTorguk 

Instagram: THTorguk


Galop (National)

Galop provides support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse and violence. They have a helpline and advice online about what to do if you’ve been a victim of abuse, violence or a hate crime.

Website: www.galop.org.uk 

Phone: 0800 999 5428

Email: advice@galop.org.uk 

Facebook: galopuk

Twitter: galopuk

Instagram: galopuk


I Want PrEP Now (National)                                    

I Want Prep Now provides information about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a pill that can prevent the transmission of HIV. The site provides information on why PrEP is helpful, how to use it effectively and where you can obtain it legally. They also provide information on what to do if you’ve been exposed to HIV recently.

Website: https://www.iwantprepnow.co.uk   

Facebook: iwantprepnow

Twitter: iwantprepnow


MindOut (National/Brighton)  

MindOut is primarily based in Brighton but provides accessible information on their website for LGBT people requiring advocacy, peer support/mentoring and counselling. They also have a helpline and chat support service.

Website: www.mindout.org.uk

Phone: 01273 234 839                  

Email: info@mindout.org.uk

Facebook: mindoutlgbtq

Twitter: MindOutLGBTQ  

Instagram: mindoutlgbtq    


Stonewall (National)

Stonewall is a national charity aiming to improve the experiences of LGBT people through research, campaigning and providing informative online resources for LGBT people wanting advice on health, parenting, legal rights etc.

Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

Facebook: stonewalluk

Twitter: stonewalluk

Instagram: stonewalluk


Terrence Higgins Trust (National)

Terrence Higgins Trust provides informative, supportive and inclusive information for people living with HIV. They also have a helpline offering emotional support and advice for anyone concerned about their sexual health.

Website: www.tht.org.uk 

Phone: 0808 802 1221

Facebook: TerenceHigginsTrust 

Twitter: THTorgUK                   

Instagram: thtorguk