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Almost all transgender people doubt themselves and can suffer low self esteem and moments of panic — or days of stress or even weeks! It could be your partner or child has told you that they dress in clothes usually attributed to the opposite sex or want to change sex!

The important thing is to remember the ABC of transcontrol


- Address your needs - Hiding away may seem ok but you need to feel valued and this may mean taking a step towards discussing your fears or meeting with others - either online or at a safe venue.


- Build Your Confidence - The only way is up! When you realise just how many people are in the same situation as you you may feel reassured that you, your partner or child are not freaks!  There are millions in the same position as you and its likely that only 15% will ever have the courage to come out - so feeling isolated is common, but there is help!.  Meeting others, sharing experiences and unwinding with people that have similar interests well lighten your load!


- Coming out!  -  In an ideal world this shouldn't be needed, but if you decide to come out to your partner you will need support as will your partner.  However, if your partner does accept it and is prepared to accompany you to events it will open a whole new exciting fun world for you both. If your partner has difficulties coming to terms with it they may want to speak to other partners and wives of WOBS on the phone. If you are young yourself (under 18) or you are a concerned parent you can of course contact Mermaids (see below),

Emergency HelpLine Phone Links!

If you have come to the end of your tether and are contemplating ending your life. Don't!  There is specialised help out there with one simple phone call! Phone NOW!

(Outside the UK add +44)

08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)
Confidential support for suicide, suicidal thoughts, feelings of despair or distress. The Samaritans

Broken Rainbow National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline -
Additional phone number: 0300 999 5428 (0300 999 LGBT)
Formed in 2004, Broken Rainbow runs the only UK lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Domestic
Violence helpline staffed by LGBT people for LGBT people. During periods of economic hardship,
calls to all domestic violence helplines increase - this year especially.
Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence who call the 0300 number are charged at the same rate as calling standard landline numbers (01 and 02) even from a mobile phone.
The new number is currently running alongside the 08452 60 44 60 helpline number.

Beaumont Society - The 24 Hour Info Line : 01582 412220
An established transgendered support group in the UK, with a support network for the Transgender (TG), Transvestite (TV), Transsexual (TS) and Cross Dressing (CD), community in the UK.
The Beaumont Society
27 Old Gloucester Street

Gender Trust - 07000 790347

LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland is a national organisation working towards the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in the life of Scotland.
LGBT Youth Scotland provides a range of information, services and opportunities for young people, families and professionals who aim to increase awareness and confidence; as well as reducing
isolation and intolerance.
LGBT Youth Scotland runs services in: Dundee, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Glasgow, Perth and Stranraer
Referrals can be made by individuals, professionals, friends or relatives. Services are free and confidential.
Head Office:
LGBT Youth Scotland
39-40 Commercial Street
Telephone: 0131 555 39 40
Text Message Support: 0778 148 17 88

Mermaids is for children and
teenagers under 19 years of age, who have gender identity issues.
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Mermaids liaison
Postal: BM Mermaids, London, WC1N 3XX
Please note our new number:
020 8123 4819 (Skype) local rates, 3-7pm,
Mon-Sat, when staffed. Answerphone.
The old number now diverts to this number, and will
eventually be discontinued.
Reg. Charity 1073991

Press for Change a UK organisation providing trans specific legal advice and doing case work. Press for Change also provides advice to solicitors, barristers and the courts, and has been involved in preparing many amicus briefs for the UK and European courts, along with those overseas. For advice within 36 hours write to , for really urgent immediate advice contact the GenderTrust advice line on 0845 231 0505 who will give you our contact number.

Gayline Wales
Helpline for LGBT covering north wales operating from bangor.
Monday nights from 7.00 - 10.00
Tel. 01248 363431
We also work with two other groups to provide a Saturday afternoon drop-in from 1.30 - 4.00 pm for 16 - 25 on the second saturday in the month and all ages on the last saturday in the month at the abbey road centre, abbey road, Bangor North Wales.


The support is out there! 
So just make that Call!!!

WOBS (Women of the Beaumont Society) 
These numbers are SPECIFICALLY for wives, partners or family members of someone who Cross Dresses. 
The Wobs Website
There are four numbers which can be called:
DIANA    --   01223 441246,
Jenny     --  01684 578281


A support group for the partners, and ex partners, the parents and the children, the family members and the friends ... the 'significant others' of transsexual people in the UK.


Overseas contact welcomed. (Please call before 2200 hours UK time.)


Apnar Ghar - Asian Women's Domestic Violence project - 020 7474 1574
24 hour helpline offering advice, counselling and practical help for women suffering fromdomestic violence and other related issues.

British Association of Counselling - 0870 443 5252
web site:
Can give details of counsellors and organisations in your area.
1 Regent Place
CV21 2PJ

Broken Rainbow - Helpline: 08452 60 44 60
Office: 08452 60 55 60
A referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people experiencing all forms of domestic violence. This includes counselling services and help with housing problems. Registered Charity 1103624

Careline - 020 8514 1177 10am - 4pm and 7 - 10pm Monday - Friday
Confidential telephone counselling for children, young people and adults for any problem.

Childline - 0800 1111

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
web site:

Drug Rape Trust - 01702 31 76 95 (service currently suspended)
web site: (not currently operational)
Provides help, advice and support if you think you may have been drugged and may have been attacked.

East Kent Homophobic Incident Reporting Line
Freephone - 0800 328 9162

Family Planning Association - 020 7837 4044 (Monday - Friday 9am-7pm)
For advice and details of local sexual health clinics.

Jewish Women's Aid - 0800 591 203 (Mon, Wed, Thurs 9.30am - 9.30pm)
Outside these hours there is an answerphone system and an emergency pager number -
07644 002 776

Juniper Lodge - Sexual Assault Response Centre based in Leicester.
Helpline - 0116 2733330 (Monday 6.30-9.30pm)
Offers a free and confidential service for adults who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Provides face to face and telephone support, medical support and advice.

Mankind - a registered charity that deal specifically with the issues for men that have been raped or are suffering from the continuing trauma of sexual abuse. It presently covers East and West Sussex and provides open ended person centred couselling for survivors.
Helpline:: 01273 510447 (9.30am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri)
Po Box 124

Helpline - 0808 8084321 (Thursdays 8-10pm)
Helpline for male victims of rape and sexual abuse.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Helpline - 0800 085 3330 (Mon - Fri 12 noon - 8pm, Sat 9am - 12 noon )
A free telephone help/information line for adult survivors of child abuse (including sexual abuse).

Newham Asian Women's Project
Advice Line - 020 8552 5524 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-9.30pm)
General enquiries - 020 8472 0528 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-9.30pm)
Offers counselling, advice and assistance with accommodation for women suffering from domestic violence and othe related issues.

Rape Crisis Rape Crisis UK & Ireland
web site:
Provides details of your local Rape Crisis Centre and offers practical advice and counselling for victims of rape and sexual assault.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - 020 8683 3300
web site:
For women and girls, but will refer male victims on.
PO Box 383
Surrey CR9 2AW

weekdays: 12.00pm - 2.30pm & 7.00 - 5.00pm
weekends: 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Refuge - 0870 599 5443 - 24 Hour National Crisis Line
Support and practical help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to women experiencing domestic violence.

SARA Clinic- 020 7886 1940 - (Jeffers Wing, St. Mary's Hospital)
STD clinic that provides long-term counselling etc. For youths and adults.

Shelterline - 0808 800 4444
24 hour confidential helpline to assist with housing problems whatever the reason for becoming homeless.

SHOC Project (Sexual Health On Call)
A confidential free and non-judgemental outreach service for female sex workers in Enfield, Haringey and Barnet offering a number of services and advice on a variety of issues. For
information, clinic times, appointments, and outreach timetable please call the following numbers - stating you are a SHOC client:

St Ann's Sexual Health Clinic,
St Ann's Hospital, Tottenham 020 8442 6536

Clare Simpson Clinic,
Barnet General Hospital, Barnet 020 8216 4110

Michelle 07976 566537 (mobile)

Jennifer 07976 707553 (mobile)

Southall Black Sisters - 0208 571 9595 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4pm
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Information and advice for black and Asian women on domestic violence and related issues.

Specialist Sex Workers Projects -

Open Doors Working Womens Outreach Services: 07050 328128 or 07976 566537
(mobiles) Praed Street Project, Paddington: Tues, Weds, & Thurs 2-5pm (drop in) or
telephone for clinic or 1-1 appointments 020 7886 1549

Working Womens Project, Streatham: Every Tuesday 6-11pm 020 8 243 2200 or
07930 324111 (mobile)

Survivors Swindon - Supporting Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Telephone Helpline:0845 430 9371 ADMIN No. 0870 950 3567 (Wednesday 7.00pm ~ 9.00pm)
Website: www.survivorsswindon

Survivors UK - 020 7317 6677 (Helpline open Tuesday between 7-10pm)
web site:
Supports and provides resources for men who have experienced any form of sexual violence

Terence Higgins Trust Direct Helpline - 0845 1221200 (Mon - Fri 10am -10pm Sat & Sun 12 noon -6pm).
For information on sexually transmitted diseases.
web site:

Victim Support Line - 0845 3030 900 (9am - 9pm Mon - Fri, and 9am - 7pm at weekends)
Offers emotional support to victims of rape and sexual assault and can refer victims onto other support networks and agencies if necessary.

Victim Support London - 020 7928 0498 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Provides contact details of local Victim Support Scheme.

Women's Aid - 08457 023468
24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse at home.

Women's Aid Federation of England 08457 023468 or

Northern Ireland Women's Aid 02890 331 818

Scottish Women's Aid 00131 475 2372

Welsh Women's Aid 02920 390874

Women's Counselling(formerly the Hounslow Rape and Crisis Support Group ) - 020 8572 0100 (Monday 6.30pm - 9.00pm)
web site: Hounslow Rape and Crisis Support Group
address: PO Box 315, Hounslow, TW3 1QF
A confidential and non-judgemental support service specifically for women of all ages who are suffering/have suffered from any form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse/violence. The service includes a telephone helpline, counselling, information, support and resources.

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