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Support resources for our trans friends and allies

At a time when anti-trans discrimination is rife and hate crime has reached record levels, it’s important to know what support is out there for trans, non-binary or gender-questioning individuals and their loved ones. Below is a non-exhaustive list of charities and non-profit organisations offering support. If there are other organisations supporting the trans community that you think we should add, please get in touch.

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UK charities offering support, advice and information:

The Beaumont Society – help and support from the trans community.
Canterbury Trans Network – a mutual aid network and social community open to transgender, non binary, and intersex (TNBI) adults (over 18) and any adults questioning their gender identity.
The Clare Project – trans support and social group based in Brighton and Hove but open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.
Galop – supporting LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
Gendered Intelligence – trans-led charity that aims to improve the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK, specialises in supporting young people.
Gender kit – advice and support for those questioning their gender.
GIRES – gender identity research and education.
LGBT Foundation – a national charity based in Manchester with trans services and resources.
Mermaids – a UK charity supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people and their families.
Mindline Trans + – an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as trans, non-binary or gender variant, and their families, friends, colleagues and carers. Their phone line is open Mondays and Fridays, 8pm to midnight. Ring 0300 330 5468.
Spectra – peer-led trans services accessible to all trans and gender-diverse people, including 1-2-1 health advocacy support and counselling, peer mentoring, referral and signposting to relevant partners, talks and workshops and monthly online and in-person social groups.
Stonewall – a UK charity campaigning for LGBT equality.
Switchboard – LGBT+ helpline.
Terrence Higgins Trust Direct – a phone and email service for questions about sexual health or living with HIV.
TransActual  – a trans-led and run organisation focused on healthcare and legal protections for trans people in the UK.
WPATH – a non-profit organisation devoted to trans health.