Other Organisations and Services
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- NHS overview and advice
- Terrence Higgins Trust provide information about HIV, other sexually
transmitted infections and how to maintain good sexual health. There are resources for people living with HIV and those newly diagnosed.
- Metro provide counselling for those affected by HIV in South West London.
- GALOP provides advocacy and casework support for LGBT+ people who have experience abuse and violence.
- Stonewall Housing provides free confidential advice on safe housing for LGBT+ domestic abuse victims in London.
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
- LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 0207 704 2040
- National Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335
- 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 028 8000
- Kingston Samaritans 116 123 free from any phone
- Kingston iCope
- Mind in Kingston
- Addiction Support and Care Agency
- EACH Counselling
- Release YMCA Counselling
- New Malden Counselling Associates
- Relate Counselling
- Kingston Bereavement Service
- Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
- Metro Counselling (Remote)
- ELOP Counselling and Young People’s Services
London Friend offer counselling, social support groups as well as a drug and alcohol support service.
Ruils Bridging the Gap is a pocket guide, developed by service users to navigate services.
Connected Kingston is a site dedicated to helping people find activities, join clubs and navigate local services.
- Kingston Adult Education
- Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College
- Kingston College and Kingston University
- Staywell provide a range of services for older people
- Kingston Carers Network
- Kingston Women’s Centre
- Kingston Women’s Hub
- Refugee Action Kingston
- Islamic Resource Centre Kingston
- SPEAR Homeless Health Link Service
- Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness
- Imaan London (LGBTQ+ Muslim Charity)
- Gay’s The Word – LGBT Bookshop
Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.
- DESMOND – Diabetes Support
- Kingston Wellbeing Service – Drug and Alcohol Support
- Your Healthcare – Community Services
- Kingston Health & Wellbeing – Overview
- Healthwatch Kingston purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.
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- The Bisexual Index – support and resources for UK Bisexual activists and community
- Bi Community News
- Bisexuality – some older (but still useful) writing by bisexual activist Jennifer Moore
- Bisexual Underground – London based relaxed, friendly pub meet for bisexuals and their friends
- Bi Coffee London: relaxed coffee meet for bisexuals and friends
- BiCon – the UK’s main bisexual gathering
- BiFest – one day events celebrating bisexuality including at the Kingston Quaker Centre in 2019 and hopefully again in 2021
- Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain – a book written for and by bisexual people in the UK
- No Straight Answer (NSA) is a youth club that provides support, guidance and a safe space for young people identifying as LGBTQI+ to make new friends, socialise and take part in a wide range of activities. They also promote young people’s understanding of LGBTQI+ identity, relationships and mental health.
- The Wild Mind Project offers a range of nature and creative activities, and a safe space to share your thoughts or feelings with other LGBTQ+ young people.
- Student Spectra provide a range of services for those young people (aged 13 – 18) pan-London.
- The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.
- CouRAGEus Project work with young women affected by violence and abuse. They offer LGBTQ+ club called Fruit Loops. It is a twice monthly in person social space for young people aged 15-22 to come together and have fun.
- Mosiac Trust offer pan-London services to young people, including a youth club, culture club, counselling and mentoring.
- Free2B is a London based community organisation, supporting LGBTQ+ young people and their parents. The youth groups are offered pan-london (near Clapham Junction) and also online.
- Achieving for Children Kingston and Richmond mission is to provide children and their families with the support and services they need to live happy, healthy and successful lives.
Regard – national organisation of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) who self-identify as disabled
- Gendered Intelligence – a trans-led charity whose mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity
- GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society) – promotes research, campaigns, provides publications, especially in the medical and health care field
- Nonbinary Wiki – wiki dedicated to nonbinary gender identities
- Press for Change – the UK’s leading experts in transgender law; campaigns and provides some legal advice and takes on key test cases
- Twilight People – stories of faith and gender beyond the binary – a landmark project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present
- Blossom – provides free peer-to-peer social & targeted sessions. They off life skill classes such as all-inclusive makeup classes, gym classes, or cooking classes
- Mermaids – provides support to transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families
- Metro Transcend – an online fortnightly relaxed space to socialise with other trans and gender diverse people.
- Trans Unite is a UK directory of support groups for gender-variant people.