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Trans and Non Binary Resources

A resource list for those who are seeking support both online and in person. This list is not exhaustive, but is generated by community members and community leaders to provide a good bank of support resources for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse people. If you would like your organisation to be added to this list then please contact us via email; info@sparkle.org.uk for more information.

Support Group and Organisations

LGBT Foundation - LGBT Foundation is a national charity based in Manchester, delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

TransUnite - This directory is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community


Trans Support Groups is a site which lists Local, National and International Support Groups and Clubs.

BeyondReflections - The mental wellbeing charity for trans, non-binary and questioning adults, their family and friends across England and Wales

Northern Concord - Northern Concord is a social group for Cross-dressers, Transgender & Gender Variant individuals and their partners.

Mental Health Support Services

MindLine Trans+ is a confidential  emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary. They are also here to support family members and friends and to provide signposting to other services and resources.

LGBT Switchboard - They offer a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.We support people to explore the right options for themselves.

Gendered Intelligence Therapist Directory - The Gendered Intelligence (GI) Network for Therapists and Counsellors aims to support therapists and counsellors to enable a positive experience in a therapy setting for trans people (and their families).

Pink Therapy Directory - An online directory of therapists of all sexualities and gender identities who work with gender and sexual diversity clients across the LGBTIQ spectrum from a non-judgmental standpoint.

Support for Young People

Mermaids - Have been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.

The Proud Trust - Are an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

The Trevor Project - They believe LGBTQ young people deserve a welcoming, loving world. And we wake up every day dedicated to making that a reality and continue to provide information & support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7, all year round.

The Albert Kennedy Trust - AKT supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

LGBT Youth Scotland - Are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.

Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Terrence Higgins Trust - Offer information about HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and how to maintain good sexual health. Including vital resources for people living with HIV and those newly diagnosed.

CliniQ - Offer a holistic sexual health, mental health and wellbeing service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.

56 Dean St - Is a London based service who offer a range of sexual health services for the trans and non-binary community. All our waiting areas, toilets and screening rooms are gender neutral.

Gum Clinic Directory - This NHS search service, gives you a way to search for your local GUM Clinic or Services via your Postcode.

The Rainbow Project - Is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people in Northern Ireland.

TransBareAll - TransBareAll is an organisation that believes in improving the health and wellbeing of trans people.

QTIPOC Support

Rainbow Noir – a support group for queer people of colour in Manchester, it is established for and by queer people of colour in Manchester. 

UK Black Pride – an organisation that hold an annual pride event. UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. 

Purple Rain Collective – a collective for QTIPOC in the UK. They want QTIPOC people to come together to support each other in prioritising their care, safety and wellbeing.

Imaan – an organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims, they organise community and educational workshops as well as safe spaces to meet and socialise.

Hidayah
 – an organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims. They offer social and support groups in Manchester, London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Leeds. 

Glitter Cymru – a social group for BAME LGBT+ in Wales. The group has a social meet up every month for BAME people who identify as LGBT+. 

AZ Magazine – an online publication for LGBT+ people of colour. This is a media platform that allows LGBT+ people of colour to showcase their talents and to address the issues that are faced in the BME community. 

Inclusive Sports

Pride Sports - Pride Sports is committed to the development of a vibrant LGBT+ sports sector. We have helped new clubs across a number of sports to get started and even more to become sustainable and to provide a good quality experience for their LGBTQIA+ members.

Trans Can Sport - Trans Can Sport is a not-for-profit project based in Brighton and Hove. It was created to get trans people into exercise and healthy living, and aims to help anyone who feels their transgender identity makes participating in sport difficult.

UKRDA - The United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) is the National Association for roller derby in the UK. Roller Derby is often called the "UK's Most Trans Inclusive Sport".

TransActive - Trans Active aims to help the trans community in and around Sheffield socialise and improve their fitness and mental wellbeing through sport in a safe, relaxed environment.

Other Organisations

Press For Change - 

Press for Change has been a key lobbying and legal support organisation for Trans people in the UK. since it's formation in 1992. Seeking respect and equality for ALL trans people in the UK, through case law, legislation, and social change, it reaches thousands of trans people in the UK.



Stonewall Housing
- Stonewall Housing works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where we can celebrate our identity and support each other to achieve our full potential.

Trans Media Watch - Trans Media Watch helps people in the media to understand these issues and produce clear, accurate, respectful material. It also helps trans and intersex people who are interacting with the media to get results they are comfortable with.


 
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Gender Identity Services

Sparkle understand the distress many trans people face whilst waiting for NHS gender services, and encourage you to reach out to the above organisations if you are struggling.

We know many gender services currently have very lengthy wait lists, and it can be very difficult to be waiting for so long. There is a resource by GenderKit.org.uk which lists the most recent timescales for all of the NHS Clinics in the UK.

NHS Gender Identity Services

Clinics in England

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust GIC
*This Service was formerly known as Charing Cross*

179 – 183 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8QZ

Telephone: 0208 938 7590

Leeds Gender Identity Clinic
Management Suite, 1st floor, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB

Telephone: 0113 855 6346
Email Address: gid.lypft@nhs.net


Northampton Gender Identity Clinic
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Danetre Hospital, London Road, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4DY

Telephone: 01327 708147
Email: genderclinic@nhft.nhs.uk

Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service

Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4QD

Telephone: 0191 287 6130
Email: NRGDS@ntw.nhs.uk

The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health,12 Broad Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3AL

Telephone: 0115 876 0160
Email: not-tr.gender-services@nhs.net

Porterbrook Clinic Gender Identity Service

Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge Hospital, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF

Telephone 0114 271 6671
Fax: 0114 271 8693
Email: porterbrook@shsc.nhs.uk

The Laurels Gender Identity Clinic

The West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic, The Laurels, 11-15 Dix’s Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA

Telephone: 01392 677077
Email: dpn-tr.TheLaurels@nhs.net

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation
*Services for those aged 17 and Under*
Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA

Telephone: 020 8938 2030/1
Email: gids@tavi-port.nhs.uk

Clinics in Scotland

National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland

Sandyford Clinic, Glasgow

*Services from both Young People and Adults*
6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7NB

Telephone: 0141 211 8130
Email: sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Lothian Gender Identity Clinic

Chalmers Gender Identity Clinic, 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES

Telephone: 0131 536 1570

Highlands Gender Identity Clinic

Zone 14, Clinic 1, Raigmore Hospital,
Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Telephone: 01463 888300

Grampian Gender Identity Clinic

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Cornhill Road,
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZH

Telephone:  01224 557651
Email: Grampian.gic@nhs.net

Clinic in Northern Ireland

Brackenburn Clinic (Adult services)

Shimna House, Knock Bracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH

Telephone: 028 9063 8854
Email: BrackenburgClinic@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Knowing Our Identity (Children and Adolescents Services)

Beechcroft, Foster Green Site, 110 Saintfield Road,
Belfast, BT8 6HD

Telephone: 02890 638000

Clinic in Wales

Welsh Gender Service

St David’s Hospital, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9XB

Telephone: 029 2183 6612
Email: Cav.wgs_enquiries@wales.nhs.uk

 
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