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If you feel you need help now there are a number of organisations across Greater Manchester that can offer support around the clock and who can offer specialist advice on a few things. They won’t judge or lecture you, they’ll listen and do what they can to help. Please get in touch with someone if you need help urgently, feel you may harm yourself or a having suicidal thoughts.
If you are concerned you may harm yourself you can contact the emergency services (999) or the NHS on 111 or get yourself to your nearest A&E department. You can find your nearest A&E at www.nhs.uk
The LGBT Foundation has a helpline open 10:00 – 22:00 and can offer advice on coming out to hate crime and information on STI testing on 0345 3303030 and there is more information at http://lgbt.foundation/
Mermaids runs a helpline for teenagers and children with gender identity concerns on 0208 1234 819, open 15:00 – 19:00 and they have advice, support and forums at http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
The Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust is available for LGBTQ people under 25 who are homeless, sofa-surfing or living in crisis or living in a violent , hostile or abusive home on 0161 228 3308 Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:30 or at http://www.akt.org.uk/
GALOP, and Broken Rainbow
GALOP, and Broken Rainbow, are available to support LGBTQ people experiencing domestic violence and their helpline is 020 7704 2040. The opening hours of this line vary – more information can be found at www.galop.org.uk as well as online support.
The Men’s Room
For young men currently involved in, or worried about, sex work, The Men’s Room runs a drop in in Manchester’s Gay Village on Tuesday nights. More information about their project is available at www.mroom.co.uk