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Our incredible Services teams across the UK are currently working hard to support young people online to avoid non-urgent face-to-face appointments.

Staff can still be contacted as normal and if you have any general enquiries please email: [email protected]

We'll be continuing to be active across social media @aktcharity to share information and resources with you. 

We appreciate your ongoing support during these difficult times. If you are able to, please support us with a donation so we can continue our vital work.

If you've signed up for a Volunteer Welcome Session in London, these will now take place online. Keep an eye out for an email from our Volunteer Coordinator Kate!


Useful links:
Shelter
can help with housing and homelessness.
Switchboard LGBT helpline be reached on: 0300 330 0630
Galop LGBT+ anti-violence helpline can be reached on: 0800 999 5428 
Samaritans can be reached any time at: 116 123

Kooth will continue to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people (ages 11-18) via any internet-accessible device.


resources (updated regularly)

Housing resources

Click here for advice on private renting rights and Covid-19

Advice for people who need to access benefits if they are signed up, not already signed up and coronavirus has changed their circumstances.

government updates for private renters regarding evictions


Body, mind, spirit resources

It’s natural to feel stressed, upset or anxious. You are not alone.

Our friends at Mind have put together some tips on how to look after your well-being.

Looking after mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak

Advice on going back to toxic family 

Free online courses from Open University

Coronavirus and sex: advice from Terrence Higgins Trust

Updates on G(end)er Swap it's still possible to request and send clothes via G(end)er Swap on Facebook for free. 


Entertainment

Click here to download our colouring-in pack!

National Theatre are streaming free plays on their YouTube channel, with a different play added every Thursday!

Free films - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is making 300 of its collection available to stream for free!

Leeds Queer Film Festival – A spreadsheet with links to watch various LGBTQ+ themes films for free.


Free or fair-cost online wellness led by People of Colour, Womxn and Queer folks: (source)

@omgirlalli free daily community meditation via FB + IG live or Zoom

@liberatemeditation free app, specifically by and for POC

@alexrodriguezyoga meditation via IG Live

@edynloveslife yoga on YouTube led by plus-size instructor Edyn Jacks

@staylightwithliz private breathwork, asana, meditation, vinyasa, yin and restorative sessions using Zoom or FaceTime

@hyperbody abs, HIIT and aerobics videos via Vimeo

@ponysweat free one hour dance aerobics video on YouTube, monthly 30 minute video sent to email subscribers, free livestream classes to those who are unable to pay

@theunderbellyyoga yoga class app taught by Jessamyn Stanley

@iamrachelricketts free meditations on the InsightTimer app

@livinginthisqueerbody psychotherapist-led podcast about barriers to embodiment featuring interviews with queer folks

@healingjustice podcast on the practice of collective healing and social change


Queercare COVID-19 food networking

This is a form for getting support so you can avoid going outside if you're immunocompromised, diabetic, self isolating asthmatic or elderly. 

London LGBTIQ+ Mutual Aid Support 

Organised by Outside Project for LGBTQI+ people to request support from a neighbour 


Click here for advice on coronavirus and HIV+


Mutual aid groups

Mutual aid groups are being set up in different parts of the city. Search on Facebook for a group in your area. This article has links to all the groups set up so far.


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