What we can do for you:

Advocacy at appointments with the NHS

We can meet with you and help you prepare for meetings with GPs and specialists, including gender specialists.

Sectioning advocacy

We can provide advice and advocacy for people “sectioned” under the Mental Health Act, up to and including helping you to get released. We will stand for your wishes, regardless of what the medical or legal system has determined your capacity to be.

Support work

We can help you deal with difficult issues, planning how to deal with them and executing those plans. We can’t undertake therapy or counselling for you, but we can help you write emails, get to events, or any number of other problems!

Referrals

We can suggest organisations in your area which can help you deal with things we can’t help with, and refer you to them. These organisations include therapy organisations, other advocacy organisations, housing support organisations, and many others.

Some event support

Please see our protest medicine page, or arrange a training.

What we can’t do for you(at the moment):

Emergency care work

We cannot, at the moment, provide reliable emergency care or advocacy to people who have not engaged with our services before (and we can’t guarantee that we can provide that for people in contact with our services). In an emergency, you should use other services (listed below), and contact us soon after for help if it’s needed later.

Threats to life and limb should be referred to either your local emergency services (999 in the uk,112 in europe) or doctors of the world if you are unable to access this care.

We hope to provide these services soon.

Give medical advice

We are legally forbidden from giving medical advice to you, though we can direct your to resources written by the NHS and qualified professionals which can help you solve your problem.

Contact us

Email care@queercare.network to reach our team, who will reach out to local QueerCare support workers and advocates who will help you with your problem. They can travel to meet you or provide assistance remotely, if appropriate.

Threats to life and limb should be referred to either your local emergency services (999 in the uk,112 in europe) or doctors of the world if you are unable to access this care.

Security and confidentiality

We will not share any information shared with us with any other organisation without your permission, and we resist to the maximum extent attempts to force disclosure of this information by legal or other means. In cases where there is a threat to life, limb, or liberty (your own or others’), we may feel it is appropriate to engage external help. However, we will not share information with agents of the state, and will always try our hardest to involve you in this process.

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