Trans & NB Support Services UK

With the latest violent and oppressive act of the UK government to not include trans people in the protection from conversion therapy, I feel it is appropriate to showcase some of the wonderful services in the UK that do offer support & protection to our Trans & NB community.

56 Dean Street

56 Dean Street in Soho London is a sexual health service focusing on the needs of the LGBTQI+ community. They offer services dedicated to the trans & non binary community, including:

  • Sexual heath screenings
  • Liver Function Tests (monitoring impact of HRT)
  • Hepatitis B testing & vaccination
  • Cervical smears (for anyone over 25 with a cervix)
  • Hormone injections (if prescribed by a UK registered doctor)
  • Gender Identity counselling
  • Drug & Alcohol counselling
  • Housing advice from Stonewall
  • Sexual assault, hate crime support & ongoing casework via Galop
  • PREP HIV prevention medication

Rainbow Mind

Rainbow mind is a service aiming to tackle mental health issues for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. The services they offer are:

  • 1-1 Counselling
  • Radical self care course – online


Holistic wellbeing and health service for trans, non- binary & gender diverse people. The services offered include:

  • Sexual health services and HIV testing
  • PrEP available for Trans and Non-Binary people at our service on the NHS
  • PEP – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (Emergency HIV Medication)
  • Hormone level tests
  • Hormone injections (with ID and proof of prescription)
  • Liver function tests (important for monitoring the impact of hormone therapy)
  • Hepatitis B testing and vaccination
  • Cervical smear testing (for anyone over 25 with a cervix)
  • Drug & alcohol counselling/support
  • Housing Advice
  • Sexual assault & hate crime support and on-going case work (Via Galop)
  • Health Adviser support & non-statutory social work
  • Acupuncture


Spectra offers a range of services including :

  • Low cost counselling – new applications taken from June 2022
  • Peer mentoring
  • Trans groups & workshops
  • Sexual wellbeing service
  • Health advocacy
  • Trans podcast

Black Trans Foundation

Offers 4 months of free therapy to black trans people who are 16+ and live in the UK. All of their therapists are black, of mixed heritage or POC. The majority are from the LGBTQIA+ community with half of them being trans (including non-binary). All of their therapists have substantial experience of working with the trans community.


*Spectra & Back Trans Foundation collaborate to offer trans mentorship for younger black trans people.

MindOut Brighton

Services offered by MindOut in Brighton include:

  • Information & Information
  • Advocacy
  • Peer support
  • Peer mentoring
  • 50+ Project
  • Suicide prevention
  • Online support
  • Counselling
  • Community engagement projects
  • Befriending

Black LGBTQIA+ Therapy Fund

The Black LGBTQIA+ Therapy Fund is a program to fund therapy sessions for Black LGBTQIA+ folk with the aim to make therapy more accessible and to change lives.



Galop is a service for LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. The services offered include:

  • Helplines
  • Support services
  • Online community
  • Children & young peoples service


Image credit: Sharon McCutcheon

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