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Life sometimes isn't easy, it never was made out to be and never will be straight forward as many would like it to be. Across the globe charities and groups have been setup to provide all sorts of help for individuals to address their own concerns and problems they may face in every day life. You should never be afraid of asking or getting support, all help & support provided is usually confidential.

Broken Rainbow UK

BROKEN RAINBOW UK is the only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.

Website: www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Crisis

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer support, advice and courses in 12 locations across Great Britain.

Website: https://www.crisis.org.uk

MindOut

If you are feeling stressed, isolated and uncertain you are not alone, our LGBTQ online support workers are here every day. Research shows that contact with others who understand how you are feeling is crucial to supporting your mental health especially during the coronavirus crisis. LGBTQ mental health matters, now more than ever. If you are LGBTQ and feeling low, anxious or isolated, we are here for you.

Website: https://www.mindout.org.uk

Samaritans

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you. Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Website: https://www.https://www.samaritans.org

Shelter

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help.

Website: https://www.shelter.org.uk

Shout

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

Website: https://www.giveusashout.org

Support U

Support U is a friendly helpline service that provides support for all aspects of issues surrounding sexuality through the telephone, email and face to face drop in centre in Reading. The service specialises in support for Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and those that are affected by issue relating to sexuality (such as parents or carers). All the people that answer our phones are trained volunteers here to help with anything they can. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight we are here to help with issues concerning sexuality and gender assignment. Remember all our volunteers are non-judgmental and always here to listen. Whatever your query, we will do our best to help you.

Website: www.supportu.org.uk

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

A place for calm words when you need them most. We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

Website: https://www.switchboard.lgbt

Victim Support

Victim Support is a national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. We also speak out as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaign for change.

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Oxford Pride is a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer life in Oxfordshire. The events supporting or arranged by Oxford Pride promote awareness of LGBT issues and lifestyles by providing information, education and entertainment in a safe and encouraging environment.

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