Listed below are a variety of charities that help transgender people either directly on indirectly.


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Call them on their 24/7 Freefone number – 116 123

Or for more information, click this link to their website:  Samaritans – Contact us


Mermaids is a UK charity supporting transgender and gender variant children & their families

They have a helpline: 0808 801 0400

Open Monday – Friday; 9am – 9pm (Bank Holiday opening times may vary)

Or for more information, click this link to their website: Mermaids


Chrysalis is a charity supporting transgender people and their significant others.  It is local to the UK southern region.

They run on a regular basis Trans and Questioning Group, Significant Others Support Groups and Wellbeing Drop-In Centres in Southampton, Portsmouth & Fareham, Bournemouth and

They do  not have a helpline but can be contacted during normal office hours on  01489 589111

Their website is at: Chrysalis – Gender Identity Matters


Beaumont Society

The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run for and by the transgender community.  They welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour, and from nervous newcomers to those who are experienced and confident in their preferred gender.

They have an Information Line (24/7/365) 01582 412220

Their website is at: Beaumont Society