It's a difficult time to be trans in the UK. Now more than ever, trans people need and deserve to feel seen, safe and supported.
There are lots of organisations and groups working to support trans, non-binary and gender diverse people in the UK and beyond
Mermaids provide a helpline and web chat service aimed at supporting transgender and gender-diverse young people up to and including the age of 19, their families, and professionals working with them. You can speak to a trained member of the Mermaids team on 0808 801 0400, Monday - Friday; 9am - 9pm.
Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity organises the Sparkle Weekend celebration in July of each year, and holds a series of events throughout the year - including Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event - to actively promote fundraising and Trans awareness. Sparkle is also a community guardian of the National Transgender Memorial in Sackville Gardens.
The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for the transgender community, who work to support trans and non-binary people with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender issues.
Gendered Intelligence are a trans-led charity that works to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans and non-binary people.
Press For Change has been a key lobbying and legal support organisation for Trans people in the UK since its formation in 1992. Seeking respect and equality for ALL trans people in the UK, through case law, legislation, and social change, it reaches thousands of transgender (trans) people in the UK.
Mindline Trans + is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary or gender fluid. Their helpline is open Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8pm - midnight on: 0300 330 5468.
T & Toast is a trans youth group run by Salford Youth Service on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call Chris at 0161 778 0700
Afternoon T.E.A. is a trans youth group run by the Proud Trust on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+ Organisations supporting trans communities
LGBT Foundation provides a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans + people. Their helpline is open on 0345 3 30 30 30, 9am-9pm weekdays
UoM QTIPOC Society aspires to provide a safe space for Queer, Trans and Intersex, People of Colour (QTIPOC) and represent all minorities within the community.
George House Trust provides services to people living with, and affected by, HIV. If you are in need of support, advice or information and would like to speak to someone, George House Trust run a Telephone Buddy Service, a 1 to 1 Service for in-person and telephone appointments, and more.
Micro Rainbow runs safe houses dedicated solely to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. 1,500 LGBTI refugees from those countries come to the UK every year. There are several ways to get in touch with Micro Rainbow, and its services such as its helpline is open for those in need of assistance.
akt supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment. If you are a young person, you can refer yourself to akt's services via their website.
The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.