The University of Bolton Student Services

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Resources brought together by the Life Lounge team


Support for students who are LGBTQ+

The University of Bolton is proud to be part of a diverse community and we believe in supporting all of our students with any issues you might face during your studies. This includes learning about (and being proud of) your own individuality and identity.

We provide a safe space for students to:

- explore questions you may have around your identity, including your sexuality and/or gender.

- explore self-acceptance and being proud of who you are.

- connect with organisations and charities where you can find relevant and relatable information and resources.

To talk to someone, please visit the 'Services within the Life Lounge' tab to complete a Life Lounge Registration form.


Connect with specialised support services

If you would like to access support services that are specialised in working with people who are LGBTQ+, you may wish to look at the following resources.

Visit the Bolton LGBT+ Website - "Here at Bolton LGBT+, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all..." Bolton LGBT+

Visit the PROUD Trust -  is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities. We do this through youth groups, coordinating national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering of training, running events and campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

Visit the LGBT Foundation - Providing national support services and a range of information and advice for people who are LGBTQ+..

Connect with others via the Student's Union - The SU at the University of Bolton provides excellent opportunities for students to connect with others and find people with similar experiences and interests. This can be great for finding friendships, building self-esteem and confidence and building skills, knowledge and understanding. You may be looking to connect with other students who are LGBT+ or you may want to connect via other experiences, or hobbies and interests. Take a look at the SU website for further information.

Mermaids has been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people and their families since 1995. They are one of the leading charities in the UK. Find out more about their services by visiting their webpage https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ 

Or give their helpline a call, it is open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm. 0808 801 0400#

Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid.  We are also here to support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.  Further details can be found at https://mindlinetrans.org.uk.