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Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships

Herefordshire Youth Hub home pageTrigger Warning: Some of these pages may contain content that is triggering. Remember, you can use the ‘Leave this page’ function to the right at any time.

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Gender Identity and Sexuality

You, or someone you care about, may be questioning their gender identity or sexuality (two different things!) and it can get a bit confusing.

What makes us the people we are? What do all the terms I keep hearing mean? What if I get it wrong? Follow the links below to find out more.

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Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire

Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire offers drop-ins for advice on sexuality and sexual health.

CAHMS Herefordshire and Worcestershire

The local CAHMS site gives advice on gender identity and mental health, plus contact numbers if you need to talk to someone.

Rally Training LGBTQ+ Support

Rally Training offers local holistic support service for members of the LGBTQ+ community, their families and allies.

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LGBTQ+ Independent Sexual Advice Advocacy Service – WMRASASC

LGBTQ + ISVA is a qualified Independent Sexual Violence Advocate that can provide specialist support to survivors of sexual violence that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. This service is available to ALL survivors, including and not exclusive to- Non-binary, Gender queer, Gender diverse, pansexual, asexual, intersexual, androgynous, non cis individuals.

NHS Wye Valley Trust School Nursing

Children and Young People aged 5-19 and their families can get advice from the school nursing service on topics like relationships, maintaining a healthy weight, sexual health, emotional and mental health, smoking, alcohol and substance use, and keeping safe.

Main Office Tel: 01432 363 940

Single Point of Access (Advice Line) – Tel: 07813 451 034 (Tel/Text/WhatsApp), Mon-Fri 9.00 – 4.30.

For more information – see the school nursing webpage here

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Switchboard Help-line

Offers a help-line and chat service for LGBT+ people if you want to talk to people that understand any issue you may be having.

LGBTQAI+ Mental Health – Mind

A really useful page on mental health with videos and information for LGBTQAI+ people.

 BeYou Project

The BeYou project offers a safe, welcoming and inclusive space where LGBTQ+ young people can meet, socialise and find the support they need. Look out for the ‘resource centre’ section which is full of useful guidance.


Galop supports LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Advice and Guidance for LGBTQ people – NHS

This NHS page outlines how to recognise when you might need support and links to lots of other helpful sites.

Need to talk to someone? Call Childline on 08001111

Click on the logo for more ways to contact them.   Childline home page