In-person socialising and support may be limited for the moment, but that doesn't mean you're alone. Here are some remote resources that you can access for support during the coronavirus pandemic, either online or by phone.
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If you think you may have coronavirus, read the NHS advice here.
Even though coronavirus is a pressing issue at the moment, please also consider reading through the guidance on influenza, which is prominent in the winter months - especially if you are at risk of coronavirus. You can find the NHS guidance here.
The LGBT Foundation are a national charity and have produced many resources designed to improve the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people who find themselves in stressful or negative situations during the pandemic. This includes their recent safe binding booklet and a new wellbeing activities and learning tools page. If you need someone to talk to, their helpline is also open weekdays from 10AM - 6PM and you can reach them on 03453303030.
TransActual are a community group led by and for trans people, aiming at dispelling misinformation and providing evidence-based resources on the lived realities and experiences of trans people, medical transition, and a range of other topics - for trans people, allies, the media and the wider public. Their work includes information on campaigning for positive change and how trans people can seek support from their GP.
cliniQ provide wellbeing and sexual health services for trans and non-binary people. During lockdown they're offering online counselling and yoga classes, as well as some physical health services.
Spectra offers non-judgmental, accessible, peer-led services and support to marginalised and disadvantaged communities in London. As well as their sexual health services, they organise online trans support groups, peer mentoring, and counselling.
akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment. They've created a list with information on housing during the pandemic, as well as resources for physical and mental wellbeing.
Local organising to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
Private Facebook group set up by The Outside Project.
Private Facebook support group for transmasculine people.
Message their Facebook page for details on how to join.
Weekly trans news podcast.
They've set up a Discord server for trans people to chat on during the outbreak.
0300 330 5468
A mental health support helpline for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid or non-binary. Open on Monday and Friday evenings, from 8pm to midnight.
0800 999 5428
Advice and support from Galop for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse, including by family members. Available on weekdays from 10am-5pm, and until 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 1pm-5pm on Tuesday is a trans-specific service. Online chat available from 5pm-8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
0300 302 1337
Community care, first aid and advocacy for people who experience transmisogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. Available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Information service for LGBT people or their families, available 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
0300 330 0630
Information and support available by phone, online chat or email from 10am-10pm every day.
FTM London is intended to be a safe space for AFAB trans men, FTMs and transmasculine non-binary people, and those questioning whether they are. We ask that researchers and journalists do not attend, except in pre-arranged circumstances. Similar restrictions are in place for photography. video and audio recording.
For insurance reasons, FTML is a 18+ space only