Tandem 519-433-0334 (24/7 phone support for children, youth and families: formerly the Crisis and Intake Team
Reach Out 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023 (London Mental Health Crisis Service for adults 18+)
Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-6366
LGBTQ2+ Youth Line 1-800-268-9688 (or text 647-694-4275)
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
The Lifeline App https://thelifelinecanada.ca/ This is a national suicide prevention and awareness app that offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. The LifeLine App also provides awareness education and prevention strategies to guide people in crisis all across the Globe.
The Crisis Centre provides 24/7 walk-in support to people experiencing mental health and/or addictions crises, when hospital or emergency services do not need to be involved. Please see the link above for more information.
2SLGBTQIA+ Support Groups and Information
PFLAG Canada London is provided by volunteers. They provide support, education and resources to anyone with questions or concerns. There are groups for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and their families. They are a local voice that speaks for a more accepting Canadian society by providing support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Click here for more information: www.pflaglondon.ca Check out their Facebook page for their group schedules for youth and adults: (1) PFLAG Canada – London On | Facebook
Open Closet (OC)
Open Closet (OC) is an award-winning drop in social support group for youth between 14 and 18 years of age who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT2Q+). The group started in early 2002 and has since served approximately 1,100 youth. OC is open to youth from each of the six counties Regional HIV/AIDS Connection serves (Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford).The group includes discussions and activities related to a variety of themes, including: coming out to parents and friends, queer identities, LGBT2Q+ history, survival strategies, accessing community, safer sex and healthy relationships. Click here for more information: OPEN CLOSET | Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (hivaidsconnection.ca)
Adventurous Women of London (AWOL) was born out of an idea from a small group of women who wanted to engage in fun activities with other women or in particular, other lesbians.
The Trans Health Care program at ICHC is for people exploring their gender identity. They provide one-to-one support, group sessions, and general information and education for community organizations. If a person has a family doctor, a referral from them is required. Otherwise, you can self-refer. The link to their website is https://lihc.on.ca/programs/transhealthcare/
Queer Events (QE) is a local 2SLGBTQ+ organization committed to working towards a strong, inclusive & accessible Queer community. Visit their website at: www.queerevents.ca
Connect-Clinic offers specialty services to trans and gender diverse individuals, including nonbinary and genderqueer folx. The term trans refers to transgender, transsexual, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning persons. Different medical treatment plans and supports are offered in order to meet individual needs and goals. Visit their website at: Connect-Clinic
Food for Queers
This is a London-based service for Queer folks that provides barrier-free access to food and essential items. Grocery kits are delivered by volunteers throughout London. Click on this link for information on how to access this service AND how to donate/help https://www.queerevents.ca/foodforqueers
The Get Real Movement
An online educational resource to help families better navigate the coming out process by providing information, tips, and additional resources. See their website at thegetrealmovement.com
Rainbow Health Ontario
This is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy. Heath care providers and Mental health providers can take part in training led by RHO. They also provide a directory of service providers that have taken various levels of training re: working with the transgender community. See their website at: Rainbow Health Ontario
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