LGBT local & National Support services

LGBT local & National Support services


National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428

Streetwise Newcastle – support for 11-25yrs, LGBT issues, sexual health.


Trinity Youth Association North Tyneside/Northumberland – Mentors for LGBT young people bullied in school, or victims or hate crime 11-18yrs. 

Shine Sexual Health Newcastle – LGBT issues, sexual health , relationships, talking to children about sexual  orientation.

Back on Track (NE) - holistic support to women living in the North East who identifies as, or thinks they may be, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LBT).

The Fed – One strong Voice – volunteer led LGBT support

Sunderland/North Tyneside/Northumberland MIND - LGBT support group, wellbeing.

Rainbow Foundation – hate crime and advice support Sunderland

The Advocacy Centre – providing advocacy for all individuals affected by hate crime.

Community Counselling Cooperative

Changing Lives GAP (Girls Are Proud) / MAP (Male Action Project) - Changing Lives GAP / MAP provides assertive outreach to vulnerable men and women who are involved in sex work or at risk of being sexually exploited, and are over the age of 16.

North East Older Lesbian Network (NEOLN) - The North East Older Lesbian Network aims to provide a contact and supportive social network, amongst women who identify as lesbians aged 40 and over in the North East.

Tyneside Young Lesbian Project 13-19yrs run by WEWAG, social, support, advice.

Rape Crisis – sexual assault support for women & girls

Trans Support & Development North: Be

Mermaids UK - Supporting gender identity issues in children

Gender Identity – Support Line

T & Coffee Young Trans group

TYA Rainbow

EACH – Helpline, guidance, incident reporting. Homophobia/transphobia, educating schools and reducing discrimination. Bullying helpline.

CALM (Campaign against living miserably) National Suicide prevention in men, issues involving homophobia, LGBT issues.

Mankind – Helpline offering support for same sex couples, DV issues and advice.

Pink parents – support for anyone who is or is coming a parent

Proud to Serve – Support for LGBT within the armed forces

Stonewall – Campaigning and welfare rights and lobbying group.

Bereavement Helpline – support for LGBT who have lost someone.

SOLA – Lesbian national DV support

Gay Outdoor Club – walking group for men, outdoor pursuits.

Age UK – have their own separate LGBT support for older people.

Alzheimer’s Gay and lesbian support  network – advice and support for gay men and women in support roles.


Domestic Abuse

NDAS –Northumberland

Oasis Aquila - Gateshead

Cygnus – Northumberland

NIDAS – Newcastle

WWIN – Sunderland