Emotional health is an important part of everyone’s life, but it can be especially important for LGBT people when: dealing with gender identity issues, coming out, meeting other LGBT people, starting a family or starting new relationships. LGBT people can often find it difficult to seek support, but it’s important that you feel able to ask for the support that you need.
Organisations, Support & Resources
St Mel’s Psychotherapy Practice
A psychotherapy practice that offers a LGBT service.
“The Dragons Eye”: A Group for Survivors their friends and family.
“Stomp”: Local Closed/ secret Group for LGBT community affected by DV & A
Local charity based in High Wycombe which aims to raise awareness of mental health and support people affected by mental health. Offers a LGBT Peer Advocacy Group and one to one advocacy.
Wycombe Mind Office: 16-18 Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NR
Kooth online support for young people
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. All support is available via their website.
Support from online counsellors is available:
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Care Advice Buckinghamshire
Care Advice Buckinghamshire is a website for adults in need of care and support in Buckinghamshire, their families and carers. You can find information and advice, ways to assess your own needs, community support and services.
Buckinghamshire MIND Network
Providing a range of person-centred services across Buckinghamshire to improve wellbeing of anyone experiencing emotional distress. Bucks MIND also offers an online counselling service, please visit their website for more information.
Aylesbury Office: Ashton House, 14 Granville Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2JR
High Wycombe Office: 260 Desborough Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2QR
Chesham Office: Sun House, 32 Church Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1HU
Gay rights and campaigning
The national organisation of Disabled Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people
Albert Kennedy Trust
Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless young people (aged 16-25)
The Gay Men’s Health Charity
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Anglicans.
Changing Attitude National Office: Corner Cottage, Saltmarshe, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7RY
Web portal for gay Asian men resident in the UK and their friends.
Muslim LGBT support
Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group
The longest established Jewish LGBT group in the world
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
Works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the Christian churches.
Quest, Lesbian and Gay Catholics
Organisation for lesbian and gay Catholics in the UK, reconciling faith and sexuality
Provides information on issues relevant to lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslim women (and gay Muslims)
Alzheimer’s Society Stony Stratford
Activity group in Stony Stratford for those affected by dementia. Please see the poster below for more information.
Activity Location: Swinfen Harris Hall, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JA
Group run every Tuesday - 10am-12pm
Live Well Stay Well
We receive referrals from GPs and Health Professionals, and also get self
referrals for many reasons including Stopping Smoking, reducing alcohol
consumption, losing weight, sexual orientation and mental health problems, which means we cover
many of the population in Buckinghamshire and come across people from all
walks of life.
Main Address: Live Well Stay Well, Suite 1, Leywood House, 47 Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AA
Health and Wellbeing Bucks (Public Health)
The new Buckinghamshire Public Health website has information on healthy eating, getting active, understanding your drinking, NHS health checks, stop smoking and mental health and wellbeing.
Independent Health Complaints Advocacy
Do you want to complain about your NHS care or treatment? Independent Health Complaints Advocacy is a free, independent advocacy service that can help you make a complaint about any aspect of your NHS care or treatment. This includes treatment in a private hospital or care home that is funded by the NHS.