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Support for LGBTQ+ residents during COVID-19

Find resources, support, virtual groups and more.

The Lewisham LGBT Forum

Lewisham LGBT Forum provides a safe and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans + people, and friends, who live, work, study or socialise in the Borough of Lewisham. The Lewisham LGBT Forum provides a platform for community members to discuss and coordinate LGBT+ voices on issues that matter to Lewisham residents.

Visit the Lewisham LGBT Forum.

METRO charity

METRO are an equality and diversity charity providing health, community and youth services in England. Access virtual counselling services for LGBTQ+ adults on the METRO website.

Report a hate crime through METRO.

Resources for LGBTQ+ young people

Visit the LGBT Jigsaw website for advice and support for young LGBTQ+ people across London who are homeless or having trouble at home.

The it gets better project was created to show young LGBTQ+ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. Read stories of others who have shared your experience on the It Gets Better Project website.

Mermaids is a support group to help children, teenagers and their families to deal with gender identity issues. Visit the Mermaids website for support on dealing with gender identity issues.

Switchboard is an LGBTQ+ specific helpline. Call the Switchboard helpline on 0300 330 0630, open 10am – 10pm every day. To live chat with someone visit the Switchboard website.