During COVID 19 you may 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:
- The 1-2-1 support we offer our youth workers and our adult peer mentors
- Guidance on questioning gender or sexuality
- Tips for how to come out
- Guidance for what to do if you are feeling stressed/ depressed
- Trans specific information pages
- Keeping safe online
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:
(The Proud Trust do not endorse any third party services or organisations listed below or any third party website to which a link is provided)
For immediate help
For any problems you are facing.
Tel: 0800 1111
Call 111, option 2 to access first response services
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
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
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
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
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
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
0800 999 5428
Monday to Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday to Thursday
10:00am – 8:00pm
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)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)