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LGBTQ+ information and support services

Suffolk LGBTQ Forum

Founded in 1988. Provide support to people over 16.

https://www.suffolklgbtnetwork.org.uk/

Outreach Youth

Support for LBGTQ+ people under 25 and their families across Suffolk.

https://outreachyouth.org.uk/

Evolve Trans

Ipswich support for adults over the age of 18 who are questioning their gender, on a transitioning journey or who have transitioned.

https://www.suffolkmind.org.uk/services/evolve-trans/

Support group at Sam’s Coffee House in Lowestoft

LGBT+ support group meets fortnightly in Lowestoft at Sam’s Coffee House contact for further details

https://www.accessct.org/

Ipswich LGBTQ+ Women’s Group

Ipswich LGBTQ+ Women’s Group on Facebook – peer support and social activities

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ipswich%20lgbtq%2B%20women%27s%20group&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Suffolk Gender Identity Hub

Information for people who are transgender or questioning their gender identity and people who support them.

https://www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/advice-services/adults/transgender-hub

Suffolk Night Owls

A telephone, text, and email support service run by Suffolk Mind.

https://www.suffolkmind.org.uk/services/suffolk-night-owls-telephone-support-line/

The Source

Help and support for young people.

https://www.thesource.me.uk/search-for-help-support-and-services/sexuality/

Switchboard LGBT helpline

Switchboard provide an information, support and referral service for LGBT people (and family and friends), and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. They run a telephone service, live chat, and email.

https://switchboard.lgbt/help

Stonewall

Help and advice for LGBT people and their allies.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-and-advice

Mermaids

Help and support for transgender young people and their families.

https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Networks at work

Many employers have LGBTQ+ networks, e.g. Suffolk County Council, NHS, Police, etc.