Agencies which can offer Support and Information
Beaumont Society: 01582 412220
www.beaumontsociety.org.uk - National 24hr helpline and other support for transvestites, transsexuals, their partners and families. Self help organisation offering advice on cross dressing and gender dysphoria. Social functions, magazine for members.
Depend: BM Depend, London WC1N 3XX
www.depend.org.uk - Free confidential advice, inormation and support for all family member, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.
Work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21.
Deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors and educational workshops for schools, colleges, Universities and other educational settings.
Mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity.
Gires: The Gender Identity Research & Education Society: 01372 801554
www.gires.org.uk - Information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them.
LGBT Helpline Scotland:
0300 123 2523
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-9pm. Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.
LGBT Youth Scotland: (Area served Scotland)
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk - Helpline and other information, advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people under 26. Advice on range of issues including housing. Scotland wide network of events for young people and group leaders.
0808 801 0400
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk - Telephone information and listening service for children and teenagers with gender identity issues and their families.
One Parent Families (Scotland): 0808 801 0323
www.opfs.org.uk - Helpline information and advice for lone parents. Includes parenting issues for gay lesbian, bisexual, transgender parents and for children of gay, lesbian, bi, transgender parents.
Helpline advice, information, counselling and self help support groups for transvestites, transsexuals and their wives, partners and families. Monthly social functions and quarterly international magazine to members.
www.parentsenquiryscotland.org support for parents and families of lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender children.
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