Help/Support​

Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBT counselling and support. naz.org.uk

Finding A Voice. South Asian LGBT social and support group in Birmingham. Finding A Voice

Social groups at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Located on the edge of Birmingham's gay village close to New Street station. blgbt.org

LGBTshrewsbury does not provide any services. Below we list a few professional agencies and voluntary groups who will be able to help. There are many more, but usually not local to this area.   

If you don't know who to contact a good starting point is LGBT Switchboard which has a register of LGBT-related support services across the country. They can be contacted 365 days a year between 10am and 10pm by phone 0300 330 0630; by email chris@switchboard.lgbt, or by message via their website switchboard.lgbt  

Bisexuality

​Bi and bi-curious men shybi-guys.com
Bi and bi-curious women shybi.com

Trans 

​​Gendered Intelligence. Information and support around gender identity. genderedintelligence.co.uk

GIRES. Research, information and support around gender identity gires.org.uk

Meetings to help people understand and cope when a loved one transitions, or has gender identity issues. Wolverhampton based. 07590 321014  spanglefish.com/SOFFAmarmalade 

Older and Old People

Age UK Services for older and old people. Shrewsbury based. 01743 233 123 enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

Young People

​​Support from homophobic and transphobic bullying. EACH Action Line 0808 1000 143 

Local support group by Shropshire Youth Association: XYZ group

Sexual Health

Local testing and advice openclinic.org.uk/clinics 

Terrence Higgins Trust tht.org.uk 

Fitness

Walking in the countryside, cycling, camping    bootwomen.org.uk    goc.org.uk    outdoorlads.com

Swimming, rugby, football, badminton in Birmingham blgbt.org

A new group for people who like off road mountain biking in the Ludlow/Clun area. Contact Trevor at trevprice.ludlow@gmail.com

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Families

Adoption. 0800 783 8798 ​roominyourheartforadoption.co.uk 

Advice for parents/families with lesbian, gay or bi children. fflag.org.uk

Independent Visitors/Befrienders of Children In Care coramvoice.org.uk  07423 985451   sarah.clay@coramvoice.org.uk 

Meetings to help people understand and cope when a loved one transitions, or has gender identity issues. Wolverhampton based. 07590 321014  spanglefish.com/SOFFAmarmalade 

Farmers

Gay farmers support gayfarmer.co.uk

Mental Health

Counselling at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Located on the edge of Birmingham's gay village close to New Street station. blgbt.org 

MIND Holywell St, SY2 6BL 01743 210100 shropshiremind.org 

Samaritans. Would you like to talk? 116 123 (free to call);  01743 36 96 96 (local call charges); email jo@samaritans.org;   samaritans.org 

Marriage

Weddings in the Unitarian Church, High Street. shrewsburyunitarians@gmail.com or call Fiona 07487 531913 

Crime

Report anonymously or give personal details. West Mercia Police. Telephone 101 (or 999 in an emergency). Or report online at True Vision

Shropshire Council. Report graffiti or other community issues here

Support after a crime or incident. Victim Support. Face to face locally or over the phone 01905 726896. victimsupport.org.uk