Resources for: LGBTQ+

Although identifying as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi sexual, Trans & Queer plus communities does not always mean you will have poor mental health and wellbeing.  However, evidence does indicate that LGBTQ+ people are likely to have poorer health outcomes compared to heterosexual people. 

This section provides some information and services that may help.

22. Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87

Web: https://breathingspace.scot/

Helpline Telephone National Free
10. Anna Freud

Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre transforms mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.

Web: www.annafreud.org/

Website Online National Free
32. Childline No Text

Childline

Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Helpline number: 0800 11 11

Web: www.childline.org.uk

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
48. Ditch Label

Ditch the Label

Ditch the Label helps young people aged 12-25 years navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity and relationships.

Web: www.ditchthelabel.org/

Website Online International Free
61. Fumble

Fumble

Fumble is a digital sexual health and relationships education resource with reliable, relatable content on intimacy, relationships, identity, health and wellbeing.

Web: www.fumble.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
63. Galop

Galop

Galop supports LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Web: www.galop.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
79.Leap Sports

LEAP Sports Scotland

LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion for LGBTI people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. We are committed to breaking down the structural, social and personal barriers which prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country from accessing, participating and excelling in Scottish sports.

Phone: 0141 202 0777

Web: www.leapsports.org/

Website Online National Free
80. LGBT Domestic Abuse

LGBT Domestic Abuse Support

The LGBT Domestic Abuse project works across Scotland to raise awareness of LGBT people's experiences of domestic abuse and improve service responses to LGBT people who experience domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence.

Helpline number: a range of helpline information is available on the website

Web: www.lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
81. LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30

Web: www.lgbt.foundation/

Website Online National Free
82. LGBT Health And Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Promoting the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) adults (16+) in Scotland. We welcome the entire diversity of our LGBT+ community including non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual people and all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella

Phone: 0300 123 2523

Web: www.lgbthealth.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
83. LGBT Hero

LGBT Hero

LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity supporting over 100,000 LGBTQ+ people a month by providing trusted information, advice and various types of support including one-to-one, group and peer-support.

Web: www.lgbthero.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
84. LGBT Youth Curriculum

LGBT Youth Curriculum

LGBT Mapping Across Curriculum for Excellence - offering pupils opportunities to understand LGBT identities and experiences.

Web: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/media/1585/lgbtys-curriculum-inclusion.pdf

Website Download Online National Free
85. LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland

Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Our goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people.

Phone: 0141 552 7425

Web: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
91. Mermaids

Mermaids

Support for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families. Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0400

Web: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
107. NHS Inform With Text

NHS Inform

NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service helping the people in Scotland to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. Also includes a service directory with details of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.

Web: www.nhsinform.scot

Website Online National Free
125. Samaritans2

Samaritans

A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Web: www.samaritans.org

Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service

Web: www.giveusashout.org/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
154. The Mix

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Web: www.themix.org.uk/

Website App Online Telephone National Free
156. The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust

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

Phone: 0161 660 3347

Web: www.theproudtrust.org/

Website Online National Free
Fear Free

Fear Free Scotland

Support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community.

Phone: 0131 624 7270

Web: www.fearfree.scot/

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
Stonewall

Stonewall Scotland

Stonewall Scotland works with education, employment and public services to ensure they develop better policies which will lead to better lives for LGBT people, whilst also campaigning for changes in legislation and attitudes.

Web: www.stonewallscotland.org.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
Pink Parents Logo

Pink Parents

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families.

Web: https://www.pinkparents.org.uk/

Website Online National Free