There are a number of support groups and professional services in Surrey and Nation-wide that can help you if needed.
Surrey’s featured support groups:
Blossom is part of the Pride in Surrey Family. They work with queer people & allies of the LGBT+ community to build supportive relationships and demonstrate the amazing things that queer people are capable of without the boundaries or fear of discrimination. They do this through regular social groups & core lifeskill groups.
Outline provides support to people with their sexuality and gender identity, including but not limited to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans community of surrey, primarily through a helpline, website and support groups.
Outline’s Surrey based helpline is open from 7:30pm to 10:00pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, or you can leave them message outside of these times and they will call you back.
Twister (LGBT+ Youth Groups)
Youth Workers from Surrey County Council run Twister, which is a safe space where young people can meet to get support, make friends, and take part in fun, creative and awareness raising activities. It is for young people age 13 to 19 and up to 25 if the young adult has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). More information or to find your local group click here.
Please see other local and national support groups below:
|EIKON||The Eikon Charity offers LGBT+ youth club / Parents coffee evening and Trans* sessions in Surrey Heath. We also support schools with raising awareness sessions and support to set up LGBT+ school clubs across Surrey.||https://www.eikon.org.uk|
|Family lives||Information about how to support your child if they are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.||https://www.familylives.org.uk|
|BioSure||BioSURE develop and manufacture world class point of care rapid HIV tests.||https://hivselftest.co.uk|
|Kooth||Free safe and anonymous support for young people online||https://kooth.com|
|Lesbian & Gay Immigration group||A charity that promotes equality and dignity for LGBT people who seek asylum in the UK||www.uklgig.org.uk|
|LGBT Foundation||A national charity delivering advice, support and information to LGBT communities||0345 3303030|
|Mary Frances Trust||A service supporting mental health and promoting well being in the community of Surrey||http://www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk|
|Mermaids||Supporting people who are Transgender and their guardians.||https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk|
|Mind Woking||Providing advice and support to empower anyone suffering with mental health problems||https://www.wokingmind.org.uk|
|Mindout||A mental health service run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people.||https://www.mindout.org.uk|
|Outline Surrey||Outline provides support to people with their sexuality and gender identity, including but not limited to the LGBT community of Surrey.||01483 727 667|
|Stonewall||Information & support for LGBT communities and their families||https://www.stonewall.org.uk|
|Surrey Transgender Support||Surrey Transgender Support||https://www.surreytransgendersupport.com|
|Switchboard||The LGBT+ telephone helpline||0300 330 0630|
|The Albert Kennedy trust||The LGBT youth homelessness charity with online help and support||https://www.akt.org.uk|
|The Mix||Giving support to people under 25 for a range of issues including mental health & sexuality||0808 808 4994|
|The Samaritans||We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way Ð about whateverÕs getting to you. You donÕt have to be suicidal.||Call: 116 123|
|FFLAG||A charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans sons and daughters||0845 652 0311|
If you find something isn’t listed here please get in touch via e-mail: Contact@prideinsurrey.org and we’ll happily get it added for you.