The current pandemic has created challenges for many of us, particularly for the LGBTQ+ Community. Many people are feeling isolated, anxious and even unsafe during the lockdown.
Please be reassured that there is lots of support available, not only online but also via telephone services.
London Friend are running a range of support services during this time, including a 4-week online programme to support your mental health and online support and social groups.
LGBT Switchboard have developed some helpful resources including an Emotional Wellbeing Support Pack. And you can still access support via telephone, email and online chat.
Free2b have virtual youth clubs for young people up to the age of 19, as well as offering online 1-2-1 support/mentoring. The website also has a range of resources.
Galop is an LGBTQ+ Anti Violence Charity. They are still operating their services during this time, which includes trans advocacy, domestic and sexual violence support and hate crime.
Albert Kennedy Trust offers support to young people to get into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities. For anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness during this time, AKT is still operating their services
LGBT Charity Stonewall has a range of resources and links to organisations that can offer help and support during this time.
The British LGBT Awards have developed a campaign #inthistogether, which has been supported by LGBTQ+ Celebrities and Advocates who have posted supportive video messages. They have also developed a range of resources and information to support LGBTQ+ young people during lockdown.