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Self Help Groups

  • Acceptance

    Established in 1987, "Acceptance" is a helpline and support for the parents and families of homosexual people, of whatever age. The founders and members are all parents of gay children, so are able to empathise with feelings of isolation and often devastation which parents experience in the...
  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) Support Group

    A self-help group providing information and support to AIS girls/women and to parents. Started in the UK in 1988 by the mother of an AIS infant, and formalised in 1993. Comprehensive web site giving medical information about AIS, and details of the AIS Support Group and research studies that it...
  • Consent

    Consent offer a range of services to respond to a broad range of sexuality issues affecting women and men with learning disabilities, including enabling informed choices, sexual health, issues of HIV risks, and working with people with learning disabilities who have been sexually abused or...
  • FPA (Northern Ireland)

    The fpa Northern Ireland works in partnership with statutory, voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland, and provides: A confidential telephone, postal and drop-in helpline responding to enquiries on reproductive and sexual health Training and consultancy, with unique...
  • FPA (Scotland)

    The fpa Scotland is completely focused on improving Scotland’s sexual health and wellbeing, and the increased activity, particularly around service improvement, is welcomed. These activities are mainly focused on four areas: Increasing the capacity of the public and voluntary sector workforce...
  • Gender Trust

    Operating since 1990, the Gender Trust is the largest UK charity in a position to help anyone affected by gender identity issues. The Trust is a membership organisation but its services are available to all. They can offer: custom training and support to organisations/companies in the...
  • GIRES

    The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) was established in 1997 to inform a wide public of the issues surrounding gender identity and transsexualism. Its aim is to improve the circumstances in which transgender people live by informing and educating all those who can support...
  • Inner Enigma

    Inner Enigma is charity supporting intersexed and transsexual people, primarily in the Manchester area of the UK. They run a monthly social meeting in central Manchester at a sympathetic, lively venue. Membership is free and is open to transsexual and intersexed people, their partners and immediate...
  • Institute of Psychosexual Medicine

    The IPM can provide a list of accredited doctors who accept psychosexual referrals. The list gives details of doctors and their clinics, both private and NHS throughout the United Kingdom.
  • Mermaids

    Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers. They aim to support children and teenagers up to the age of 19, who are trying to cope with gender identity issues. In support of this one aim, they also intend to: Offer support to parents, families, carers, and...