Support Resources

If you need additional support then we recommend the services and organisations below:


LGBTQ+ Youth Support

Coming Out Advice & Support (Stonewall UK)

Switchboard – LGBT+ Helpline (Open every day, 10AM-10PM)

  • Helpline: 0300 330 0630

LGBT Foundation – An umbrella organisation which provides a wide range of services to the LGBT+ community.

  • Helpline: 0345 3 30 30 30

The Albert Kennedy Trust – Helps young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or living in hostile environments.

  • Tel: 0207 831 6562 (Open Mon-Fri 10AM-4.30PM)

Mermaids – Provides support for young people who are questioning their gender identity and their families

  • Tel: 0808 801 400 (Open Mon-Fri 9AM-9PM)
  • Text MERMAIDS to 85258
  • Webchat service also available

Gendered Intelligence – Resources for young people who may be questioning their gender identity

Teen & Young People Support

ChildLine – Confidential support service for young people. Online support is available as well as over the phone.

  • Helpline: 0800 1111

Positive Choices – Provides support for young people in the Coventry area who are experiencing issues with drug or alcohol abuse. They also provide advice on relationships and sexual health.

GrapeVine – Coventry-based community support organisation. Among their many initiatives is ‘TeenVine Plus’, a development program for young people with autism or learning disabilities.

Reporting A Hate Crime

Reporting A Hate Crime – Your Options (West Midlands Police)

TrueVision – A confidential anonymous online tool for reporting hate crime to the Police.

Victim Support – An independent charity which helps people who have been the victims of crimes and their families.

  • Supportline: 0808 16 89 111

Support for Victims & Survivors of Violence and Sexual Abuse

Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) – Provides information, support and advocacy for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

  • Helpline: 02476 277 777 (Open Mon-Fri 10AM-2PM & Mon-Thurs 6PM-8PM)

Galop LGBT+ – Provides support to members of the LGBTQ+ community who are the victims of discrimination, bullying or violence.

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline (0800 999 5428)

Coventry Haven – Organisation that supports women and children who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse.

  • Helpline: 0800 111 4998

Victim Support – An independent charity which helps people who have been the victims of crimes and their families.

  • Supportline: 0808 16 89 111

Mental Health Support

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind – Supports people of all ages experiencing mental health issues. This includes a number of programs specifically for young people.

  • Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
  • Text 86463

Mental Health Matters – 24/7 Helpline

  • Helpline: 0800 616 171

Young Minds – Mental health support for children and young people.

  • Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support
  • Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Sexual Health Support

Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Service – Ran by the NHS, ISHS provides free and confidential sexual health advice.

  • Helpline: 0300 020 0027

Terence Higgins Trust – Organisation that works to support those living with HIV, as well as promoting good sexual health.

  • Helpline: 0808 802 1221

Health & Wellbeing Advice (Stonewall)

Miscellaneous Support

Samaritans – 24/7 listening service for anyone struggling to cope.

  • Helpline: 116 123

Coventry Multi-Agency Safeguarding – Inter-agency team within Coventry City Council who can be contacted by any adult who has safeguarding concerns regarding a young person.

  • Tel: 02476 788 555

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