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
Support U are a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) help and support service based in Reading, servicing the Thames Valley area
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
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
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.
The Advocacy People
We all know how hard it can be when we don’t feel listened to, when what’s important to us isn’t taken seriously by others, or we just don’t have the words to say what we really feel or want.
It can be even more difficult when decisions are being made about our health and social welfare.
We’re The Advocacy People and we can help. We’ll take time to understand your situation, explore the options and help you decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. We can give you as much or as little support as you want to put your views across.
We won’t judge you, tell you what to do or take over things when you can do them yourself: it’s your life and you deserve to be heard.