Posted 17 April 2020
We know this is an incredibly strange time and we want to provide a sense of online community for our LGBT+ family by shining a spotlight on groups in Bristol that are working to support our community.
Below we’ve compiled a list of organisations, charities and community groups that we hope you find helpful.
We’ll regularly be sharing resources and information on wellbeing to help keep you and feeling good and safe.
Last updated: Friday 9 October 2020.
AKT strive to provide safe homes and better futures for LGBT+ young people. Akt supports LGBT+ young people in the UK experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environment.
Tel: 0772 116 61 61 Twitter: @aktcharity Instagram: @aktcharity Facebook: @aktcharityuk
Brigstowe provide local independent & free HIV specific services.
Tel: 0117 955 5038 Facebook: @BrigstoweInfo Instagram: @brigstowe Twitter: @BrigstoweInfo
Supporting LGBT+ over 50’s who are isolated and lonely in Bristol
Tel: 07932 370 456 Facebook: @BristolAgeingBetter
Bristol Mind aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to the people using them.
Tel: 0808 808 0330 (MindLine – 7 nights a week, 7pm-11pm)
Facebook: @BrisMind Instagram: @BristolMind Twitter: @BristolMind
Support group for Bristol-based LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees.
Tel: 07856 672351 (Tom) Facebook: @bristolrefugeerights
Deaf LGBTIQA tries to provide information, represent and support deaf people who are either coming out and/or identify with LGBT+.
Supporting families and friends of lesbians and gays.
Tel: 01454 898 644 (Sue) Tel: 01454 528 805 (Janet)
Facebook: @OfficialFFLAG Twitter: @OfficialFFLAG
Freedom Youth is Off The Record’s gender and sexuality social action project. They offer support to 13-19 year olds with group sessions filled with workshops (on topics such as housing, relationships, mental health, gender and sexuality, keeping safe and much more). They also host a Freedom group for 19-25 year olds.
Tel: 07496 965262 E-mail: email@example.com Facebook: @freedomyouthlgbtq
Galop is a national helpline for LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse, homophobia and sexual violence. They also support LGBT+ people who have problems with the police or questions about the criminal justice system.
Tel: 0800 999 542 (National helpline) 0207 704 2040 (London helpline)
GayWest are a social and support group covering Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area.
Facebook: @gaywest.org.uk Twitter: @gaywestsocial Instagram: @gaywestsocial
Glitter Cymru is a Cardiff based social meet-up group for People of Colour who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT+).
Facebook: @GlitterCymru Twitter: @GlitterCymru Instagram: @GlitterCymru
Hidayah is a UK organisation for LGBT+ Muslims. They offer social groups, education and campaigns for social justice for LGBT+ Muslims.
Facebook: @hidayahlgbt Instagram: @hidayalgbtqi Twitter: @hidayalgbtqi
Kiki provide a space for QTIPOC and their friends to meet. Championing diversity and representation within Bristol’s LGBT+ community.
Facebook: @KikiSocials Twitter: @Kiki_Bristol Instagram: @kiki_bristol
LGBT Switchboard is an LGBT+ confidential helpline run by LGBT+ identifying volunteers.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Instant Message via the website.
Tel: 0300 330 0630 (Everyday 10am – 10pm)
Facebook: @SwitchboardLGBT Twitter: @SwitchboardLGBT Instagram: @SwitchboardLGBT
MindLine Trans+ offer confidential, non-judgemental listening space for people who identify as Trans+ non-binary and their friends and families to talk.
Tel: 0300 330 5468 (Open Monday and Friday 8pm – 12pm)
Facebook: @mindlinetrans Twitter: @mindlinetrans Instagram: @mindlinetrans
MindOut are a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer people.
Facebook: @mindoutlgbtq Twitter: @mindoutlgbtq Instagram: @mindoutlgbtq
Prism are an LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support group that are part of Bristol Drugs Project (BDP). They offer free and confidential outreach advice and and information service.
Tel: 07971 354 498
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/prism.bristol/
Rainbow Noir is a volunteer run, social, peer support and community action group for People of Colour who identify as LGBT+. They operate primarily in the Greater Manchester and North West area.
Facebook: @rainbownoirmcr Twitter: @rainbownoirmcr Instagram: @rainbownoirmcr
Samaritans are a helpline of volunteers that offer you the space to talk through your thoughts and feelings over the phone. Samaritans also have a branch in Bristol.
Tel: 116 113 (Helpline – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Tel: 0330 094 5717 (Bristol branch)
Email: email@example.com (24 hours+ response time)
Facebook: @SamaritansCharity Twitter: @Samaritans Instagram: @SamaritansCharity
Talk to the Rainbow are a team of 12 skilled mental health professional forming a centre for LGBT+ focussed therapy based in and around Bristol.
THT are a national HIV & Sexual Health Charity.
Facebook: @TerrenceHigginsTrust Twitter: @THTorguk Instagram: @THTorguk
Unity Sexual Health is a free, NHS run, confidential sexual health service for Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Tel: 0117 342 6900 Facebook: @unitysexhealth Twitter: @unitysexhealth Instagram: @unitysexhealth