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RESOURCES

Contacts, sources of information and committee documentation

Our Curated List

Our committee and wellbeing team has put together a list of sources of information and contact details. These are aimed primarily at LGBT+ individuals but are available to everybody. 

If you know of any sources which you would like to see added to this list then send an email addressed to Wellbeing at SaintsLGBT@st-andrews.ac.uk and this will be reviewed.

An information page on the Students Association website containing more resources and a useful set of terminology on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Help Hub

Documents

We aim to promote a transparent committee process by uploading all of our meeting minutes here. All minutes will be uploaded within 48 hours of the meeting ending.

If you are a victim of a hate crime due to your sexual orientation or gender identity, you can report online with Police Scotland or Fife Council, visit the local police station, call Fife Council on 03451 550022 or the police non-emergency phone number 101. In an emergency call 999.

Information

LGBT+ Employment Resources

Click the link below for a list of career resources for LGBT+ students, including information on finding LGBTQ-friendly employers.

Saints LGBT Employment Resources.docx 

All Sorts of Spectrum

Allsorts of Spectrum is a Dundee-based weekly group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people 13-25. The group meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Showcase the Street building on Dundonald Street.

Website: Allsorts of Spectrum

LGBT Youth Scotland

Offers online and in-person 1:1 support sessions with trained youth workers


Email: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
Visit: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Scottish Bi+ Network


Email: web@scottishbinet.org
Visit: https://scottishbinet.org/

Equality Network

Contains a directory of LGBTI organisations in Scotland and an extensive list of legal rights for LGBT+ individuals. 

Visit: https://www.equality-network.org/

Email: en@equality-network.org

AVEN -  The Asexual Visibility & Education Network

Visit: https://www.asexuality.org/

Support

LGBT Helpline Scotland

General information and support.

Call: 0300 123 2523 (open Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm and Thursday & Sunday 1-6pm)

Email: helpline@lgbthealth.org
Visit: LGBT Helpline Scotland

 

Galop

Offers support to LGBT+ victims of hate crimes, sexual violence, or domestic abuse. 
 

Hate Crime Helpline:  020 7704 2040 (open Monday-Friday 10-4 pm)

Email: info@galop.org.uk

Visit: www.galop.org.uk/


LGBT Youth: Stop Domestic Abuse

A project run by LGBT Youth Scotland. It aims to support service providers who work with people who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse.

Visit: https://lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk/


Breathing Space 

A free confidential service where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice. 

Call: 0800 83 85 87
Email: info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk
Visit: https://breathingspace.scot/

Coming out: The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998. They have a coming out handbook that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ young people in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them.

 

Visit: Coming Out Handbook

Trans & Non-Binary Resources​

 

Scottish Trans Alliance 

Assists transgender people, service providers, employers and equality organisations to engage together to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. 

Visit: www.scottishtrans.org


Beaumont

The largest and longest-established transgender support group in the UK, which has developed a support network that has been at the forefront of the trans community since 1966.

24 / 7 information line: 01582 412220 (contains the telephone numbers of all Beaumont's regional organisers)

Message through website: Contact Page
Website: www.beaumontsociety.org.uk


Non-Binary Scotland

Support group for non-binary individuals living in Scotland.

Visit: nonbinaryscotland.org

TransUnite

Lists local support groups for members of the transgender and non-binary community, both in-person and online

Visit: https://www.transunite.co.uk/

Gendered Intelligence

A trans-led charity working across the UK. They have a list of resources including coming out, transition guides, health advice and your rights.

Visit: https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/resources.html

Mermaids

Offers numerous resources and a 9-9 helpline for gender-diverse students from Monday to Friday.

Website: Mermaids Student Space

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Sexual Health

Positive Help 

A registered Scottish charity which offers volunteer led practical help to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Call: 0131 225 4766 

Visit: www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk

Waverley Care – Edinburgh

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity whose work is focused on prevention, education, testing, and support.

Call: 0131 558 1425

Visit: https://www.waverleycare.org/ 

Sexual Health Fife

This page has information & advice on sexual health and wellbeing and explains the sexual health services available in Fife.

Visit: https://www.nhsfife.org/services/all-services/sexual-health/

Sexual Assault

University of St Andrews

How to report Sexual Misconduct: Your Options. Information about all of your support and reporting options within the University, as well as the university official sexual misconduct policy statement

Call: 01334 462020 (daytime)

Call: 01334 476161 (out of hours)

Call: 0 from an internal phone and ask for the on-call Student Services manager. 

Email: support.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk

(Put the subject as ‘Support. Report’ and you will be referred to a specialist trained member of Student Services)


FRASAC 

Fife Rape & Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC) is an independent voluntary organisation which offers a range of free confidential support services to anyone,

Visit: www.frasac.org.uk

Assault Helplines

 

Rape Crisis Scotland

Call: 08088 010302 (6pm-Midnight)

Email: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Website: Rape Crisis Scotland 

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre 

Call: 01592 642336

Visit: www.frasac.org.uk


Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project

Call: 01592 644217

Visit: www.kasp.org.uk

 

Safe Space 

Call: 01383 739084

Visit: safe-space.co.uk

 

Victim Support Fife 

Call: 0845 241 2126 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm)

Visit: Victim Support Fife


Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre 

Call: 01382 201291 (Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm)

Website: WRASAC

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