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Download the pdf of the HYCS pocket guide 'Gender & Sexuality' here.

Sources of support and advice for young people.

The spectrum of both gender and sexual expression is diverse and it may be that you are seeking a safe space to feel understood, to gain support or gain understanding as you explore your individual gender identity or sexuality.

A wide variety of organisations, including organisations specialising in helping young people, are available to provide information, advice and active support – here are just a few of them:

Specialist organisations 

GENDERED INTELLIGENCE   
020 7832 5848 
youthwork@genderedintelligene.co.uk
Offer youth activities, events, support, training and resources for young trans and gender diverse people and those who work and support them.

SWITCHBOARD LGBT+   
0300 330 0630  
chris@switchboard.lgbt
Switchboard provides a confidential one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people of all ages.‘a place for calm words when you need them most’.

MERMAIDS    
0808 801 0400  
Family and individual information and support for gender diverse and transgender young people under 19.

STONEWALL  
08000 50 20 20 information service   
The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies offering information, advice and where to get local support. 

LGBT FOUNDATION   
0345 3 30 30 30  
Organisation for all ages with resources plus helpline LGBT+.

GENDER CONSTRUCTION KIT   
A guide to altering things linked to gender, from pronouns, hair and voice to legal advice.

TRANS STUDENT EDUCATION TRUST  
A youth-led organisation dedicated to transforming the educational environment. Resources section including Gender Unicorn, Definitions and posters.

PINK THERAPY   
The UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender/sexual diversity clients.

GALOP  
The LGBT+ anti-violence charity. 
Helpline 020 7704 2040  

LGBT JIGSAW   
A partnership committed to achieving better outcomes for homeless young people.

NAZ     
For 18+ only – ‘Sexual health for everyone’ culturally sensitive sexual health 
promotion/HIV services/counselling to communities in London.

IMAAN
The UK’s leading LGBTQ Muslim charity providing information & groups for 
18+ age group.


Other support

HYCS 
For free, confidential 
counselling support 
020 8568 1818 

YOUTH ACCESS 
Directory to search for local youth support services in your area.

MEDICAL SUPPORT
Get in touch with your doctor or contact 
NHS 111 for non-emergency care and advice.

EARLY HELPLINE HOUNSLOW (EHH)  
0208 583 6600 option 1 
for advice, guidance or access to 
Early Intervention Service.

KIDSCAPE (bullying)  
0845 1 205 204  

THINKUKNOW (online safety)   
0370 496 7622