External Support and Advice
Supports and provides information for transgender and gender-diverse young people (up to and including the age of 19) and their families.
Free webchat service available.
9am - 9pm, Monday - Friday
An emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid (or their family members, friends, colleagues and carers).
Information about call costs available here.
8pm - Midnight, Mondays & Fridays
Works with the transgender community, with an emphasis on supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
Offers confidential support and advice to members of the LGBT+ community.
Free webchat service also available.
10am - 10pm, 365 days a year
Provides information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people. Information on confidentiality here.
Specialised information for young people available here.
9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
A dedicated LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
Gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (Open until 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is England’s only NHS service for children and young people experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. The service has main clinics in London and Leeds, as well as satellite clinics elsewhere across England in places like Exeter.
GIDS has a staged approach to supporting young people. Every young person is different and will be treated as an individual. If your child is referred to GIDS, first they will have a full psychosocial assessment, which is usually three to six appointments with two experts. They will work with your child, and family, to explore your child’s understanding of their gender identity, and to talk about how their feelings may have changed over time, and how they might change in future.