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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT Centre is closed, and our training is being postponed or moving virtual.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

Please share this with young people or colleagues where relevant.

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Advice and Support

advice and support

If you feel scared, unsure, depressed, worried about coming out, or if you just want to know a bit more about gender or sexuality, then this section is for you.

Click the links below and it will take you to information about:

If you need urgent help or feel suicidal, then there are people who can help you and won’t judge you, so please find one of them. This could be a teacher, friend or someone else you trust that you know. If not, then online or phone support can help:

 

In a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed?
Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers

24/7 text (SMS) support line: 85258

Website: www.giveusashout.org

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

Website: www.begambleaware.org

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Provides a free, confidential and independent service for all LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse, however or whenever it happened.

T: 020 7704 2040 (ask to speak to someone from the Sexual Violence Support Service)

 

E: referrals@galop.org.uk

0800 999 5428

Monday to Friday

10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday to Thursday

10:00am – 8:00pm

Support around gender identity / being trans.

text MERMAIDS to

85258

for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical

Tel: 0844 334 0550*

Mobile: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
Website: www.switchboard.lgbt

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.ocduk.org

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967

The Young Minds crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

For any problems you are facing.

Tel:  0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Call 111, option 2 to access first response services

Call 111, option 2 to access first response services

Helpline – call for free on 0808 808 2121

2.00pm – 11.00pm every day

Text YM to 85258

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
Website: www.switchboard.lgbt

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: 01253 621 834

Support around gender identity / being trans.

Tel: 0844 334 0550*

Mobile: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk

For any problems you are facing.

Tel:  0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Confidential support for suicide, suicidal thoughts, feelings of despair or distress.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 – 24 hours
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: http://samaritans.org/

The Proud Trust do not endorse any third party services or organisations listed above or any third party website to which a link is provided.


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