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WELFARE & SUPPORT

We understand that many LGBTQ+ athletes feel ostracised from sport and are keen to support all of our players, opposition, supporters and officials to feel supported, safe and able to enjoy sport.

On this page you can find a series of resources that may help you, as well as an Incident Reporting form.

Check out our Pride Forever manifesto, created in collaboration with Camden Capybraras Lacrosse club

We have launched an Ally Club network for Rainbow Rex players, officials and fans, find out more here.

 

UNIVERSITY

All Universities have an LGBTQ+ forum. They will be present at Fresher Fairs, have contact details on the University website and on the club boards. Search on social media for your local University LGBTQ+ forum as they will regularly post details of future events and meet ups. It’s a great way to meet new people and most forums will also offer an alumni too for people to keep in contact after University life.

LOCAL  PRIDES

Prides are becoming more common. This is a celebration of all things LGBTQ+ and how far we have come. This is for people of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited. Find out where your nearest Pride event is and go along to be educated, meet new people and celebrate.

YOUTH GROUPS

LGBTQ+ youth groups are around everywhere. These groups help to support young people (usually from secondary school age) and their sexuality/identity. They offer support, mentoring, advice and just a safe place for young people to meet. Use the stonewall website to search in your area your nearest youth group or ask your pastoral team at school for contact details.

 

SUPPORT

STONEWALL

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

www.stonewall.org.uk

Help and Advice support line

0800 0502020 Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/whats-my-area

Use this link above to find out what is specifically in your area.

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

www.stonewall.org.uk

Help and Advice support line

0800 0502020 Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/whats-my-area

Use this link above to find out what is specifically in your area.

SWITCHBOARD LGBTQ+ HELPLINE

A confidential support line.
www.switchboard.lgbt/
0300 330 0630
Open 10:00-22:00 every day

MIND OUT

An online mental health service run by and for the LGBTQ+ community.

www.mindout.org.uk

Online Support

SHOUT

Free and confidential 24/7 text support service.

giveusashout.org

24 hour text service

85258

ALBERT KENNEDY TRUST

akt.org.uk
Supports LGBTQ people aged 16-25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment
There are offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle which are staffed from 10am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Please see the website for the relevant phone number.

BEING GAY IS OK

bgiok.org.uk 
Provides advice and information for LGBTQ+ people under 25.

BROKEN RAINBOW

0300 999 5428
brokenrainbow.org.uk
Runs a national domestic violence helpline to provide confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them.

FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (FFLAG)

fflag.org.uk
Offers support to parents, friends and family members of those who identify as LGBT+.
Monday to Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday to Thursday
10:00am - 8:00pm

GENDER IDENTITY RESEARCH & EDUCATION SOCIETY (GIRES)

gires.org.uk
Works to improve the lives of of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

MERMAIDS

0808 801 0400
mermaidsuk.org.uk
Supports gender-diverse young people aged 19 and under, and their families and carers.

MINDLINE TRANS+

0300 330 5468
bristolmind.org.uk
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.

SAMARATINS

116 123 (freephone)
samaritans.org
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person.

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST

0808 802 1221
tht.org.uk
Provides support for LGBT+ people worried about their sexual health.

ALL SORTS

01273 72 12 11 Free helpline, 10am-5pm, Monday – Friday
Allsorts is charity which supports young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTQU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

PACE YOUTH

0207 700 1323
Free and confidential counselling for LGBTQ youth under 19. PACE is a LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing charity

NATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY SWITCHBOARD

0300 330 0630, 10am to 11pm
Support and information for LGBQ people across the UK.

 

INCIDENT REPORTING

If you experience or witness any behaviour during a lacrosse fixture, training or social that you find hostile or upsetting, or it contravenes the World Lacrosse Diversity Policy please email us and we can try to advise you on your next steps.