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Food for Thought 
Youth, LGBTQ+ and Mental Health Resource Directory

An ever growing directory of charities and resources for youth, families and our LGBTQ+ communities.  Click on a picture to enlarge for information and weblinks. 

This is primarily focused on the UK for now but if you have a helpful resource,

please let us know so we can add it.  

**These are not affiliations, ads or sponsored listings, these are simply a directory of information and resuorces that someone may find helpful

Action for children
Action for children

Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England.

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anna freud
anna freud

Information for young people to make informed decisions about their mental health and wellbeing. 24/7 crisis line: Text AFC to 85258

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Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people living with Anxiety. Helpline: 03444775774 TEXT: 07537416905

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The Beaumont Society
The Beaumont Society

Offering help and support for the Trans community.

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Beat
Beat

Under 18's helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Youthline: 0808 801 0711 Studentline: 0808 801 0811

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CALM
CALM

Provides listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk, including a webchat. Free Phone: 0800 585 858

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Centrepoint
Centrepoint

Provides advice, houseing and support for young people aged 16 - 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England. Webchat and email available. Helpline: 0808 800 0661

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Childline
Childline

Support for children and young people in the UK. 1-21 online chat, information, resources, training, etc. Helpline : 0800 1111

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Depaul
Depaul

Ayouth homelessness charity helping young people who become homeless across the UK

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Derbyshire LGBT+
Derbyshire LGBT+

Services, information, training and youth groups supporting the LGBT+ community in Derbyshire

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Frank
Frank

Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Helpline: 0300 1236600 Text: 82111

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Galop
Galop

Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. We also support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 Conversion Therapy Helpline: 0800 130 3335 LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline: 020 7704 2040

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Gendered Intelligence
Gendered Intelligence

The national trans-led charity, improving the lives of trans including non-binary people in the UK. Youth Groups, Camping, family support, resources. Helpline: 0330 3559 678 WhatsApp: 07592 650 496

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Hope again
Hope again

Support for young people when someone dies. Phone: 0808 808 1677

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Hub of Hope
Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK's leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place. Web directory and Mobile App.

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Kooth
Kooth

Online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support. Chat, online discussion boards, etc.

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LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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London friend
London friend

Group that works to improve the health and mental well-being of 18+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGBT) in and around London. Phone: 020 7833 1674

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LGBT Health and Wellbeing
LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Scotland's national charity promoting the health, wellbeing and equality of LGBT+ adults (16+) in Scotland through community-based support services and events in Edinburgh and Glasgow. helpline: 0300 123 2523

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Mencap
Mencap

Information, advice and support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Helpline: 0808 808 1111

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Mermaids
Mermaids

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. We also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25. Text: 85258 Helpline: 0808 801 0400

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NHS Go
NHS Go

NHS Go is a confidential and free health advice and information app service for 16-25 year olds.

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No Panic
No Panic

No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders. Helpline Number 0300 772 9844 Youth Line: 0330 606 1174 24h Crisis Line: 01952 680835

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Notts LGBT
Notts LGBT

Information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Nottinghamshire. Call: 0115 9348 485 Text: 07481 344 040

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NSPCC
NSPCC

NSPCC Helpline If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact the NSPCC Helpline. Call: 0808 800 5000 Email: help@nspcc.org.uk nspcc.org.uk/helpline

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OCD Youth
OCD Youth

Youth support for young people with OCD. Helpline 0300 636 5478

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Papyrus
Papyrus

Confidential support for under 35s at risk of suicide and those who are concerned about them. Helpline: 0800 068 4141 TEXT: 07860 039967

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Princes Trust
Princes Trust

Help and advice for 16-30 year olds in the UK. Career, business, health, well-being, etc. Online Chat Free Phone: 0800 842 842

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Refuge
Refuge

Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence. Freephone 24-Hour National Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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Relate
Relate

Provides help and support with relationships including counselling and telephone support.

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Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness

Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems including local support groups. Helpline: 0808 801 0525

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safeline
safeline

Helplines for adults and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or rape or are at risk of abuse/rape. Young Peoples helpline: 0808 800 5007 National Male survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005

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Samaritans
Samaritans

A 24/7 helpline for anyone needing to talk to someone. Phone: 116 123

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Shelter
Shelter

Charity working for people in housing need by providing free, independant expert housing advice.

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Shout
Shout

free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK Text: 85258

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Stonewall
Stonewall

At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.

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Stonewall housing
Stonewall housing

Stonewall Housing works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where we can celebrate our identity and support each other to achieve our full potential. Phone: 020 7359 5767

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Stonewall Youth
Stonewall Youth

Our aim is to support and empower young LGBTQ people to live their lives free from discrimination and fulfill their potential. Freephone: 0800 0502020

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Sussed Conversation Games
Sussed Conversation Games

Sussed is a fun family party card game. The aim is to find out who knows who best. Suitable for adults and children aged 6 and over, 2 - 10 players Currently there are 8 variations of the game, each deck centered around a different concept or group. Game play invites conversation and learning about the other person. Great for ice breakers or just getting to know each other better.

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Switchboard
Switchboard

Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging. Helpline: 0300 330 0630

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