In this section:
Support for problems related to Gender Identity and Sexuality
UR Potential run a range of groups including a trans-specific young persons’ group, and an online Family Support group for parents and other family members of LGBTQ+ young people.
For further information on further groups and local support for issues related to sexuality or gender identity visit the Lancashire LGBT support page by clicking this link: https://lancslgbt.org.uk/peer-support-and-social-support-groups/
Support for Men
Andy’s Man’s Club
Andy’s Man’s Club run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, have a storm brewing in life or just want to meet a good group of people with the aim of improving one another. No referral, no registration and no charge. Even the brew and biscuits are free!
Groups available from HORIZON LGBTQ+ in Blackpool:
A social group for anyone who identifies as LGB or T, variations thereof, and their supporters. You don’t have to identify as LGB or T to be an Ally. Every first and third Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm, at Horizon, 102 Dickson Road, Blackpool.
A support group exclusively for Trans Males in Blackpool. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Horizon, 102 Dickson Rd, Blackpool, from 6:00-8:00pm
A Peer led Trans Female and feminine gender diverse group – once a month on a Tuesday. For more details or to express interest in attending any of these groups, call 01253 311431 or email email@example.com
Support for domestic abuse
Birchall supports people affected by rape and sexual abuse. We offer a wide range of services designed to help survivors who have experienced the trauma of rape and sexual abuse to heal and move forward, including:
- Adult counselling
- Dedicated young people’s therapists
- Play therapy for children
- Pre-trial therapy
- Practical and Emotional Wellbeing Support
- Peer support groups
- Training and Education programmes
Birchall’s services are open to anyone aged 4 plus.
How to refer someone to Birchall – They have an easy online Referral service. Simply visit their website:
https://www.birchalltrust.org.uk/ and click the ‘Refer Here’ button at the top of thier web page and click ‘Agency Referral’. You can also contact Birchall via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More support and information
For more information relating to a number of sexual health and wellbeing topics, please visit the useful links section of this website.