Proud 2 b Parents realise that not everything runs smoothly, and sometimes Parents and/or children need someone outside of their family or friendship group to talk too.

Self Help Services -

Self Help Services is a user-led mental health charity that delivers a range of primary mental health care services and initiatives across Greater Manchester for people experiencing common mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and low mood.

For more information on the range of services offered by Self Help Services visit the website at: or

If you would like to attend this service, Proud 2 b Parents can either refer you with your consent and your consent for your G.P to be informed or you can self refer. Check out their website for more information or give Proud 2 b Parents an email and we will be willing to help.

The LGBT Foundation counselling service -

The LGBT Foundation has been providing a counselling service to the LGB&T community of the North West for well over a decade. They currently offer traditional talking therapies, relationship therapy and limited creative therapies. . How to apply for counselling at The LGF -

1. Download, complete and return the Application for Counselling (word) via email to or by FREEPOST. If you do not have access to a printer we can post a form out to you. Please email your name and address to or call 0845 3 30 30 30.

2. They will be in touch once we have received your application, to provide more details on the next steps and waiting times.

3. They will contact you to book in an initial assessment meeting, once you have moved towards the top of the waiting list. This meeting is an opportunity for us to further discuss the issues you need support around and gain a better understand of how they can support you.

4. If they agree that counselling would be beneficial to you, then they will agree on a number of sessions and assign you to one of our counsellors.

If you have any question about counselling, or if you feel you need additional support, you can contact us on 0845 3 30 30 30, email or pop-in and see us between 10am and 7pm Monday to Friday.