Useful Links

This is a selection of links to other sites and organisations offering advice and support for specific LGBT issues and situations.  Please note that details are correct at time of publication and that this is not an exhaustive list.  Derbyshire LGBT+ is not affiliated with any of these organisations and cannot guarantee their level of information provided, expertise or support.

Our IT support is currently provided by Roundworks, based in Nottingham, covering Nottingham and beyond.

LGBT+ Support in Neighbouring Areas

Greater Manchester

  • LGBT Foundation – National charity based in Manchester, providing services to LGBT communities. Incorporates the Village Angels, a volunteer community support scheme operating in Manchester’s Gay Village – 0345 330 3030 – https://lgbt.foundation/

Leicester & Leicestershire

  • Leicestershire LGBT Centre – Voluntary organisation supporting LGBT people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – 0116 2547412 – http://leicesterlgbtcentre.org/
  • TRADE Sexual Health – voluntary organisation providing sexual health services to the LGBT communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 0116 254 1747 http://www.tradesexualhealth.com/

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

South Yorkshire

Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire

Warwickshire & West Midlands

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Friend – for information and support – 024 7671 4199 – http://cwfriend.co.uk/

Yorkshire

 

Other support groups:

 

Alcohol / Drugs Support

Bereavement

  • Cruse Bereavement Care – For anyone who has been bereaved – 0844 477 9400 – http://www.cruse.org.uk/
  • The Compassionate Friends – support for bereaved parents and their families – 0345 123 2304 – http://www.tcf.org.uk/

Crime (including Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence)

  • Victim Support – For victims and witnesses of crime – 0808 168 9111 – https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
  • The Crime Prevention Website – Online information resource about crime prevention – http://thecrimepreventionwebsite.com/
  • Neighbourhood Watch – Voluntary agency to help people improve home security and community safety – http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Victim Helpline – For victims of crime who are receiving unwanted contact from a prisoner, or are concerned
    about a prisoner’s release – 0300 060 6699
  • Stop Hate UK – Challenging hate crime and discrimination – 0800 138 1625 (0808 801 0661 for reporting LGBT-related hate crime) – http://www.stophateuk.org/
  • Women’s Aid Federation – Voluntary agency providing support and temporary refuge to people threatened by violence or abuse – https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
  • British Telecom Unwanted Calls Advice – Offers advice on how to deal with unwanted phone calls – http://www.bt.com/unwantedcalls
  • Get Safe Online – Offers advice on how to avoid fraud and other dangers on the Internet – https://www.getsafeonline.org/
  • Derbyshire Police – get advice and report minor crime online, or ring 101 for routine contact. In an emergency always dial 999 – http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/
  • Think Jessica – for information on postal scams http://www.thinkjessica.com

Disability & Mental Health

  • Disabled Living Foundation – voluntary agency offering information and advice for disabled people – 0300 999 0004 – http://www.dlf.org.uk/
  • Disability Law Service – voluntary agency providing free confidential legal advice and representation for people with disabilities – 0207 791 9800 (general enquiries only – to request legal advice please visit website) – http://www.dls.org.uk/
  • Mind – voluntary agency providing service to help people with mental health problems.   http://www.mind.org.uk/   Tel: 0845 7660 163
  • Mencap – voluntary agency providing advice, support and information to people with a learning disability – 0808 808 1111 – https://www.mencap.org.uk/

Sexual Health (including services for HIV & AIDS)

  • About NHS Sexual Health/Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Services – click HERE
  • Locate NHS Services near you – click HERE
  • Staffordshire Buddies – HIV and Sexual Health Charity for Stoke and Staffordshire – 01782 201251 – http://www.staffordshirebuddies.co.uk/
  • Well for LIfe, Derbyshire Positive Support – 01332 204020 – Facebook page HERE
  • National AIDS Trust – Independent charity working to improve social attitudes to and support for people living with HIV and AIDS – 020 7814 6767 – http://www.nat.org.uk/
  • Terence Higgins Trust – A charity campaigning on various issues related to AIDS and HIV – 0808 802 1221 – http://www.tht.org.uk/
  • HIV Aware – HIV information site provided by National AIDS Trust – http://www.hivaware.org.uk/

Culture / Faith & Religion

Eating Disorders

  • B-Eat – National charity providing support for people affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight or shape – 0345 634 1414 – http://www.b-eat.co.uk/
  • First Steps – Derbyshire-based eating disorder support and information charity – 01332 367571 – http://firststepsderbyshire.co.uk/

Other Organisations

  • Mediation UK: voluntary agency working to help individuals and organisations resolve conflict       0117 9046 661