Useful External Resources for Parents

42nd Street

One to one Counselling/Informal Support for 13-25 year olds. LGBQT online project available at Q42 with lots of resources and weekly LGBTQ+ groups for under and over 18s.

Tel: 0161 228 7321

Manchester School Health Service

Able to provide advice and support on all health related matters for children and young people in Manchester.

Young Minds

Information, resources and advice to help yourself or a friend.

The Mix – Body Image and Self-Esteem

A young people’s site with information and advice and resources about issues that can affect teenagers.

Mind

A section in the MIND Website about how to build self esteem

BEAT – Eating Disorders

A website to support people with eating disorders

Children’s Society

Information, advice and resources for children and young people and their families includes a section on Body Image and Bullying.

Dove Self-Esteem Project

DOVE: Supporting young people all around the world to build positive body confidence and self-esteem.

Bullying UK

Offers advice and support to victims of bullying. Call on 0808 800 2222.

Being Mankind

A project creating conversations about the unique issues that men and boys face in the 21st Century.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust works with LGBTQ+ young people and offers weekly youth groups around Greater Manchester. On their website they have helpful advice, downloadable resources and group times.

Samaritans

Confidential 24 hours telephone support for all on 08457 909090 for a range of crises.

Child Line

Telephone support for under 18’s and available 24 hours a day at 0800 1111.

LGBT Foundation

Their helpline is open 10am – 10pm and can offer advice on topics from coming out to hate crime and information on STI testing. They can be reached at 0345 3303030

Mermaids UK

Mermaids runs a helpline for teenagers and children of all ages with gender identity concerns at 0208 1234 819, open 3pm-7pm. They also offer advice, support and forums.

The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust is available for LGBTQ+ people 16-25 who are homeless, sofa-surfing or living in crisis or living in a violent, hostile or abusive home. They are available at 0161 228 3308 Mon – Fri 10am – 4:30pm

Galop

Formerly Broken Rainbow, support for LGBTQ+ people experiencing domestic violence. Their helpline is 020 7704 2040. The opening hours of this line vary – online support and more information on website.

The Men’s Room

The Men’s Room for young men currently involved in, or worried about, sex work, runs a drop in space in Manchester’s Gay Village on Tuesday nights.

The Metropolitan Church and Imaan offer religious support for LGBTQ+ people (Christian and Muslim respectively.)

Leeds Travistock Clinic

Information for trans youth, particularly around legal areas and transitioning. Gendered Intelligence also offers a range of advice.