Services to help and support you
Albert Kennedy Trust
Support if you’re young, LGBTQ and are homeless or are living in a hostile environment.
Call: 0161 228 3308
Albert Kennedy Trust (external link)
Spectrum (formally Brook, The Shine and Barnardo's sexual health service)
Advice and support on sex, relationships, contraception, condoms, STIs. Based in The Galleries in Wigan and Leigh Health Centre.
Call 01942 483188
Visit Spectrum (external link).
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
CAMHS is here for all young people aged up to 18 and can help you with any problems or worries you might have. We will take your concerns seriously and will keep your information as confidential as possible.
Call: 01942 775400 (8.30 - 5pm Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30 - 4pm Fridays)
North West Boroughs Healthcare - NHS (external link)
Like Childline, you can talk to the Samaritans about any worries or concerns you might have. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call: 116 123
You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest news and info for young LGBTQ people. Advice on coming out and advice for adults if a young person chooses to come out to you. Also some useful info about how to stay safe online and some things to think about if you’re questioning whether you’re gay or straight. Previously called LGBT Youth North West.
LGBT Foundation Manchester
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Foundation (LGBTF) Manchester’s website has information on events, news, and lots of places to get support if you’re LGBT and living in Greater Manchester.
LGBT Foundation (external link).
Trans Unite allows members of the transgender and non-binary community to find support groups local to them, as well as online-only group. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.
Trans Unite (external link)
Stonewall is a national campaigning and lobbying charity for the rights of LGBT people. They provide support and resources to help others do the same.
Stonewell (external link).
To report a hate crime
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Think U Know
Advice on how to stay safe online and what to do if anyone makes you feel worried or uncomfortable online.
Support for you and your family if you're young and are questioning your gender identity.
Gender Identity Research and Education Society.