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:
020 7832 5848
Offer youth activities, events, support, training and resources for young trans and gender diverse people and those who work and support them.
0300 330 0630
Switchboard provides a confidential one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people of all ages.‘a place for calm words when you need them most’. Download the Switchboard Emotional Wellbeing Support Guide here.
0808 801 0400
Family and individual information and support for gender diverse and transgender young people under 19.
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.
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.
Just Like Us
JLU's mission is to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality. They want all young people to know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated.They run three programmes - the Ambassador Programme, Pride Groups training for school staff and School Diversity Week in June.
TRANS STUDENT EDUCATION TRUST
A youth-led organisation dedicated to transforming the educational environment. Resources section including Gender Unicorn, Definitions and posters.
The UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender/sexual diversity clients.
The LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
Helpline 020 7704 2040
A partnership committed to achieving better outcomes for homeless young people.
For 18+ only – ‘Sexual health for everyone’ culturally sensitive sexual health
promotion/HIV services/counselling to communities in London.
The UK’s leading LGBTQ Muslim charity providing information & groups for
18+ age group.
For free, confidential
020 8568 1818
Directory to search for local youth support services in your area.
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.
0845 1 205 204
THINKUKNOW (online safety)
0370 496 7622