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Here at Mind in the Vale, we work in partnership with a range of organisations who offer support to the LGBTQ+ community. For further information on support groups, information and helplines, please see the links below. 

LGBT+ Switchboard

LGBT+ Switchboard

Confidential helpline offering support and advice to LGBTQ individuals.
Telephone: 0300 330 0630

Umbrella Cymru

Umbrella Cymru 

Gender and Sexual Diversity Support Specialists who offer online support groups. 


What is Embrace?

Embrace is a social peer support group that provides parents, carers, guardians and family members of trans and non-binary young people in Wales with the opportunity to discuss their feelings, learn from each other and build friendships and social networks.

When and where does the group meet?
The group meets online monthly – on the last Tuesday of the month.  

Each group will run from 7pm until 8.30pm. 

Free to be

#FreeToBe is a fun, social and peer support group.
This group is specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ young people and allies age 11-18 in Wales, and is one of a number of groups we are setting up.

Who can join?

– Are you aged between 11-18?

– Do you identify as LGBTQ or any of the spectrum of identities in our wonderful gender and sexually diverse community?

– Or, are you an ally to those who do?

Come and join us!

For more information please visit  Umbrella Cymru or contact: 

contact: 0300 302 3670



Mermaids, supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.

Helpline – 08088010400 

Available Monday-Friday, 9am – 6pm and closed on Wednesdays.  

LGBT+ Cymru Helpline

LGBT+ Cymru Helpline

The LGBT+ helpline operates every Monday from 7pm – 9pm. Please leave a voicemail outside of these times – they are checked regularly, and messages are usually responded to within 48 hours. 

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