LGBTQ+ Support

Information on support organisations working across Mendip and Somerset.

Below are a variety of support groups in Mendip and the surrounding areas and across Somerset for LGBTQ+  communities.  

Equality Duty; An introduction to the Equality Duty and Mendip District Council.

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COVID-19 is having a significant impact on many LGBTQ+ people with family tensions during lockdown, new levels of isolation and domestic abuse being some of the issues that have been highlighted. Switchboard LGBT+ helpline (0300 330 0630) is still open and they're continuing to support those in need during this time.
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Intercom Trust is a South-West based LGBT charity. Social distancing can make things all the more difficult for people who are lesbian, gay, bi or trans, as they already often experience high levels of isolation. The southwest-based LBGT charity, The Intercom Trust, is putting more resource into their helpline and counselling services. Their motto is 'here for you'. Helpline: 0800 612 3010.
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Mindline Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary. They provide a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. They don't record calls nor ask for any personal details. Their listeners will try to understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. There are there to listen and offer our support. They have Trans and Trans allies volunteering to respond to your calls as often as possible and they are open 2 evenings a week Mondays and Fridays from 8pm to midnight. Tel: 0300 330 5468
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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline. 0845 260 55 60.
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LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
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COVID-19 information for LGBT+ communities
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LGBTQ+ Youth Support services in Somerset.
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How to report hate crime.
The council is part of the Mendip One Team working with troubled individuals and families, which helps reduce anti-social behaviour and support safeguarding the vulnerable.