What support and information is available?

We are here for you. We’re here to listen and offer help and advice. All correspondence will remain strictly private and confidential.

We are here to help LGBTQ+ individuals together with their families, friends, and organisations. This approach ensures that we can offer well-rounded support to truly make a difference.

Liberate can provide information on local LGBTQ+ matters, signpost to useful services and use our experience to generally provide support.

  • We've been there before and we'll be there until LGBTQ+ equality is achieved

    Often people we are in contact with need the support of someone who has been there. This might be someone with questions about their own identity, someone who hasn’t shared their orientation, or someone who wants to support a LBGTQ+ family member or friend.

    At Liberate we hope to provide this support, privately and publicly, to all who feel they need it.

    We do this through our support groups and activity groups and by meeting and talking with people one to one, offering peer-led support. Please note that we do not offer any sort of professional counselling, although we can help to direct you to someone who can.

    We have a monthly Trans Guernsey Get Together for Over 18s who identify as Trans+ or may be questioning their gender identity.

    Our LGBTQ+ Youth Network is for 11-18 year olds, and runs twice a month in term time and in partnership with the Youth Commission of Guernsey and Alderney.

    Our Family support includes various groups both online and in person. These are for parents of LGBTQ+ young people, and for LGBTQ+ people who are or who want to become parents.

    Choices and The Orchard Centre

    Choices and The Orchard Centre are LGBTQ+ friendly and provide essential sexual health services in Guernsey, they cater to a very diverse range of individuals so please don’t be worried about seeing them. 

    Choices offers free sexual health services to those under 21, while the Orchard Clinic welcomes people of all ages. Both centres are LGBTQ+ friendly, offering comprehensive support, safeguarding, cervical screening, period control, contraception, and guidance on various sexual health matters. Additionally, they can make referrals to other services, including CAMHS.

    The Orchard Centre extends its support through Orchard Live, an online service accessible via Facebook Messenger on their Facebook page. This confidential service operates every Friday morning from 10:00 to 12:00. The Orchard Centre also offer PrEP and PEP.

    If you are between 25 and 65 years old, you qualify for free cervical screening services, which are available at Choices, the Orchard Centre, and via a nurse at your GP surgery in Guernsey and Alderney. All of these services are provided free of charge and guarantee complete confidentiality.

    For more information and valuable resources, please visit the following links:

    Choices also offers a dedicated “Stuff for Teens” page that includes valuable information, links to local services, and references to useful websites used by SHARE Nurses. You can explore this resource at Choices Stuff for Teens.


    Support, advice & information for anyone who knows or is related to a trans person in the UK.

    Female to Male (FTM)

    A collaborative guide to the female to male transition experience.


    Predominantly a helpline service, but they also have some specialised workers who focus on supporting LGBT people who have experienced sexual violence.

    Gender Kit

    Gender Kit is a fantastic resource on all things you might want to know if you are trans. Their site is kept far more up to date than we ever could, so head there for all the latest info. Please note that the site is tailored to people who live in the mainland UK and some processes would vary for Guernsey 

    Gendered Intelligence

    Work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21.


    Information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them.
    01372 801 554 

    HIV, PEP and PrEP

    The Orchard centre offer a comprehensive HIV counselling and testing service, as well a follow up care for people who are HIV positive. 

    They also offer services for people who think they may have put themselves at risk of contracting HIV in the last 72 hours. If this has happened please contact them immediately and they can discuss whether you need to start PEP (anti-HIV medications) or not. If the Orchard Centre is not open, contact the Emergency Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

    You can also access PrEP from the Orchard Centre. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) can reduce your chance of getting HIV from sex (or injection drug use). When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.

    If you are worried about HIV or would like to access PrEP people get in touch with them. 

    You can find more information about PrEp and HIV here


    Provides peer support and a safe space for people with I/VSC (intersex traits/variations of sex characteristics) and their loved ones to connect, share their experiences and learn from each other.

    Intersex civil society organisations

    A list of Intersex organisations.

    London Friend

    Amongst other services, offers short term (6 weeks) video counselling for free. This might be a really good short term option for you as you experience the beginnings of testosterone’s effects for example and help you build stability in your life for the future.


    Family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.
    0208 123 4819


    Guernsey Mind is a mental health charity and our aim is to support the people of the Bailiwick, encouraging a positive attitude towards mental health and supporting mental well-being.

    Mind OUT LGBTQ Mental Health Service

    MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Online support and live chat support workers and tele-befriending service. 

    MindLine Trans+

    Provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially, open Mondays-Fridays, 8pm to midnight

    (0300 330 5468).

    Non-binary ‘how do I know’

    A guide for anyone questioning their gender identity, with emphasis on one important point: There’s no right or wrong way to find out where you fall on the gender spectrum.

    Pink Therapy

    Comprehensive directory of LGBTQ counsellors

    Press For Change

    Campaigning for respect and equality for all trans people.


    Self-help group for all female-to-male trans people and those exploring this aspect of their gender.

    Royal College of General Practitioners

    Position statement on Transgender care


    Safer is the island’s domestic abuse charity, and they have a long-standing partnership with Liberate. We can assure you that Safer are welcoming to everyone within the trans and non binary community. If you or someone you know needs


    Listening to those in need since 1963. Freephone 116123 or local number 01481 711030, plus there are email options.

    Sexual Assault Referral Centre

    The Guernsey Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has introduced a helpline 01481227700. This helpline operates 24/7 and is manned by Crisis Workers who have received specialised training. They are committed to supporting individuals who have faced unwanted sexual experiences both recent and historic.


    Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere, just TEXT 85258

    Survivors UK

    Organisation for men who have experienced sexual abuse. They offer up to 12 weeks of telephone counselling on a sliding scale, starting at £5 per session. 

    Switchboard LGBTQ

    A place to talk things through (email options available), open 10 – 10 daily
    (0300 330 0630)

    The Beaumont Society

    National self-help body for trans women and those who cross-dress
    01582 412 220 

    The Gender Trust

    Offers support for all those affected by gender identity issues.
    0845 231 0505

    The Terrance Higgins Trust 

    Work tirelessly to combat the stigma around HIV and AIDS. You can find out lots more information on their website


    A support group and a social group for trans masculine people – joining is only by application. For further information please contact Liberate.

    Trans Jersey

    Provides support and has information on a number of areas.

    Trans Survivors Switchboard

    Provides support, information and space to trans and/or non-binary people or those who are questioning, especially if they have experienced violence or abuse, the trans helpline is open on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm – call on 01273 204050; Live web chat available. Email: info@switchboard.org.uk (please put TSS in the subject and it will be passed to the team)

    (01273 204050)


    TransActual UK was founded by a group of British trans people in 2017 as a response to increasing press hostility, transphobia and misinformation. We are run by the trans community, with the trans community, for the trans community.


    Works with the trans community, helping people accept their bodies and live more fulfilling lives.
    0702 112 2998

    Transgender Teen Survival Guide

    A blog created for people of all ages who have questions concerning their gender identity.

    UK Intersex network 

    An Intersex organisation in the UK


    An education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people.

    Openness & Honesty

    We have strived to create a place of openness and honesty where anyone from the LGBTQ+ or wider community can ask about LGBTQ+ issues.

    Feel free to ask us anything by emailing hello@liberate.gg. We’ll try and answer as honestly and openly as possible. This way, we hope to help break down barriers and stigma, dispel myths, and help people. In return, all we ask is that questions are respectful and asked in good conscience.

    We have specific resources if you need advice on transgender queries.

    Trans Info

    What is our impact?

    We’ll let people we’ve helped tell you:

      Thank you for organising an amazing Pride, I had the best time! I’m telling my parents tomorrow I have a girlfriend. Pride makes a huge difference to people like me who known we’re different from a young age.

      - Thanks from a young Lesbian

      Coming out at 62 after many years of marriage was totally devastating. I was completely lost until I contacted Liberate. They immediately came to my aid, proving empathetic support with people who really understood. Without Liberate I would have been utterly alone and isolated.

      - Thanks from a Gay man in their 60’s