LGBT - issues that matter

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) you may feel confused, isolated and misunderstood. 

This can bring added pressure if you are uncertain about how friends and family will react to your coming out. These pressures can stop young people from talking to people and accessing support which can have a negative effect on their mental health. 

If you are LGBT you may need additional support on a range of issues including your sexuality or gender identity, coming out, transitioning, bullying, relationships and sexual health, hate crime and friendships. 

There are different types of organisations that can give you advice on these issues or how to get help if you need it.

More information and advice

Emotional wellbeing - further information about mental health

Bullying and keeping safe - further information about staying safe

Sex and relationships - further information about sex and relationships

Discrimination - your rights


If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.

Other ways to get help:

Join a Lancashire LGBT youth group

B-eat - helpline, online support and self-help groups to support you with eating disorders

Ask Brook - information, support and signposting about sexual health via interactive text messaging (SMS) and webchat

Lancashire Police - Say no to hate - to report a hate crime

National Bullying Helpline - information and advice about all forms of bullying