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Support Groups

In this section:


Support for problems related to Gender Identity and Sexuality

UR Potential

UR Potential run a range of groups including a trans-specific young persons’ group, and an online Family Support group for parents and other family members of LGBTQ+ young people.

Click here to find more information about UR Potential.

For further information on further groups and local support for issues related to sexuality or gender identity visit the Lancashire LGBT support page by clicking this link:

Support for Men

Andy’s Man’s Club

Andy’s Man’s Club run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, have a storm brewing in life or just want to meet a good group of people with the aim of improving one another. No referral, no registration and no charge. Even the brew and biscuits are free!

Click here to find more information.

Groups available from HORIZON LGBTQ+ in Blackpool:

Blackpool Allies

A social group for anyone who identifies as LGB or T, variations thereof, and their supporters. You don’t have to identify as LGB or T to be an Ally. Every first and third Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm, at Horizon, 102 Dickson Road, Blackpool.

Lancashire Lads

A support group exclusively for Trans Males in Blackpool. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Horizon, 102 Dickson Rd, Blackpool, from 6:00-8:00pm


A Peer led Trans Female and feminine gender diverse group – once a month on a Tuesday. For more details or to express interest in attending any of these groups, call 01253 311431 or email

Support for domestic abuse


Birchall supports people affected by rape and sexual abuse. We offer a wide range of services designed to help survivors who have experienced the trauma of rape and sexual abuse to heal and move forward, including:

  • Adult counselling
  • Dedicated young people’s therapists
  • Play therapy for children
  • Pre-trial therapy
  • Practical and Emotional Wellbeing Support
  • Peer support groups
  • Training and Education programmes

Birchall’s services are open to anyone aged 4 plus.

How to refer someone to Birchall –  They have an easy online Referral service. Simply visit their website: and click the ‘Refer Here’ button at the top of thier web page and click ‘Agency Referral’. You can also contact Birchall via email:

More support and information

For more information relating to a number of sexual health and wellbeing topics, please visit the useful links section of this website.