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LGBT Foundation

At LGBT Foundation, we aim to provide all of our services to the highest possible standard. We have a statutory duty of care to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk who come into contact with the organisation in any way.  We are passionate about what we do, ensuring everyone we come into contact with has the best possible experience. We are professional and honest, holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards. We are committed to enabling everyone to flourish, creating the space for good people to do great things. We are respectful of ourselves and each other,celebrating difference and trusting people to do what is right.
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Kooth & Quell
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned instant access digital mental health support across Greater Manchester for everyone aged 10+, including all Tameside residents. These services provide free, safe and anonymous online mental health support whenever you need it.
There are no waiting lists for support and no referral needed. Access to these platforms is available instantly 24/7. 
Go to (10-25yrs) or (26yrs+) to get started today. Please note young adults aged 18-25 have the option to access the adult facing Qwell platform if they prefer.
Support available includes:
- Live chat or messaging with qualified mental health professionals
- Self help tools and activities
- Online community
Live chat available: 
Monday to Friday: 12pm - 10pm 
Saturday and Sunday 6pm - 10pm



FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans daughters and sons.

We offer support to local parents groups and contacts, in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members with love and pride.
FFLAG members are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual or Trans sons and daughters. These young people and their families face serious homophobia in our society, which brings in its wake prejudice, bullying and alienation.

Proud 2b Parents

Proud 2 b Parents has been running as a monthly drop-in session for many years under the umbrella of Sure Start; a government initiative for families with children under 5. 

Matt Taylor-Roberts set up the drop-in sessions when he first started working for Sure Start, when he found that there was no all inclusive service for LGBT parents and their children in Manchester. The drops-ins quickly became popular, and because of this the activities grew and so did the needs of the service.

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We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves. But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.


Switchboard LGBT

At Switchboard we provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. We are: confidential, welcoming, supportive, non-judgemental. 

We listen to all kinds of calls, and we take every one seriously. Whatever made you call, we’re glad you did – and we want to help you.

Here are some of the things people might call us for:

  • Information about support groups for someone who thinks they are trans or nonbinary.
  • Support for a man who has been a victim of homophobic abuse, but has previously had a bad experience going to the police.
  • Contact details for an LGBT-friendly therapist.
  • Support for a lesbian teenager thrown out of her home by her parents, and who needs somewhere to stay.
  • Information on how to get to local gay pubs for someone with mobility issues.
  • Times and places for a local bisexual social group.
  • Listening to some of the concerns a mother has about her child who is trans.

Every call is unique, and Switchboard prides itself on responding to the changing needs of our communities by providing a service that’s continually evolving and relevant.


If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don't suffer in silence. 
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Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. We do this through youth groups, peer support, managing the LGBT centre for Manchester, delivering of training and events, Campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

LGBTQ Mental Health Mind

Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).

Advice and Support

For the website for LGBT advice and support click here

Pride in Sport and Physical Activity

Useful resources

If you would like to be a part of the change, a great place to start is by reading this Sport England and Pride Sport report pride-sport-sport-physical-activity-and-lgbt-report-2016.pdf (
You can also read Out on the Fields - The first international study on homophobia in sport
If you work with children or young people you could look at Including-LGBT-young-people-in-sport1.pdf (
There are also great resources from other areas which could help you become more a more inclusive setting LGBT+ Inclusion - Pride in Our Workforce - Energise Me 
Gendered Intelligence, established in 2008, is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life. Visit

Local support

Local sports organisations may wish to link in with Tameside Sports and Physical Activity Network for further advice visit:
LGBT Out Loud offer groups and support for young people. Visit the LGBT youth group in Tameside, Manchester at:
LGBT Foundation has a wide range of support services for LGBT people.  They understand how anxious you might feel reaching out for support. When you call, you will find someone on the other end of the line with a friendly voice and a listening ear. Call on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email:  Their helpline is open weekdays 9am-9pm and weekends 10am-6pm.