Pride: Support and Resources
Below we have compiled a list of support and resources for those who may need it.
Throughout June we celebrate Pride, a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. June celebrates pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of individuals in America and beyond.
Pride month is about teaching tolerance, pride history and continuing to move forwards with equality.
At Palace for Life Foundation we want to support our diverse community. We have compiled a list of resources below to offer support and guidance around matters that may affect LGBTQ+ individuals, whilst highlighting the work of local and national organisations doing excellent work in the fight against discrimination and equality.
Rainbow Mind is a new service tackling mental health issues for individuals within the LGBTQI+ community. Their services are impartial, independent, non-judgmental, confidential and person-centred. They currently offer a range of support services, including a fortnightly online workshop called The Rainbow Room, which gives young people a space to connect, share, and explore mental health and well-being topics.
See their resources, here
Switchboard LGBT+ helpline
To talk things through – they don’t finish a call until you tell them.
To keep everything is confidential
That all our volunteers self-define as LGBT+
Contact them on 0300 330 0630 or see more, here
Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity in the United Kingdom, named after the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village. They offer specialist support to help make work environments more inclusive.
Read more here
FFLAG offers support to local parent groups and contacts in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members with love and pride.
Confidential helpline: 0300 688 0368
See more information on the work FFLAG do, here
The Beaumont Society
The Beaumont Society offers help and support for the transgender community. They provide a link to The Schools OUT Student Toolkit which is aimed at young people in any British secondary educational setting who are LGBT.
See the Toolkit here
London Friend aims to improve the health and mental wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in and around London. They offer free online support through 1:1 mental health support and online support groups.
Phone: 020 7833 1674
Mermaids provide support for families, teens and children with gender identity issues. They are 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.
Find out more here
National Trans Youth Network
The National Trans Youth Network represents young trans people in the UK, with groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Terence Higgins Trust
The Terrence Higgins Trust is a national sexual health charity that provides information and support on STI’s/HIV, and where to get tested. They also run community projects such as Positive Voices, which supports people living with HIV to tell their own stories, and Work Positive, which helps people living with HIV into employment.
Phone: 0808 802 1221
A video offering advice for LGBTQ+ Teens: