DRAFT
LGBT CONTACTS SCHEME
Details
1. The scheme is aimed at staff, postgraduates and mature students who would like to
discuss LGBT-related issues in an informal and confidential environment.
2. Contacts are volunteers who have relevant experience and are willing to listen and talk
to users of the scheme.
3. Attempts will be made to pair up people from different departments.
4. Contacts are also available to meet people on an individual basis before attending an
LGBT Network Group event, to introduce them to the group.
Code of Conduct
1. All conversations will remain entirely confidential unless the contact considers the
individual or another to be at risk of harm. If the contact decides that such information
needs to be passed on to a third party they will inform the person who has made the
disclosure.
2. Meetings will occur on campus in a public area in which the individual feels comfortable.
3. Contacts will not give out personal details, e.g. mobile numbers.
4. Contacts may wish to share their personal experiences but will remember that they can
only speak for themselves, and that every situation will be different.
DRAFT
Signposting: Useful organisations and sources of support
University counselling service
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/tutors/counselling/
University Dignity Contacts: confidential listening service for staff at Warwick in relation to
bullying and/or harassment
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/newpolicies/dignity/contacts
Unions recognised by Warwick
All have LGBT pages:
UCU
http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1939
UNISON
http://www.unison.org.uk/about/our-organisation/member-groups/lgbt/
Unite
http://archive.unitetheunion.org/pdf/job%20449%20LGBT.pdf
Stonewall at work (LGB)
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_work/
Press for change (T)
http://www.pfc.org.uk/index.html
Pink Therapy
A directory of therapists who work with gender and sexual diversity clients from an
affirmative standpoint
http://www.pinktherapy.com/
Coventry & Warwickshire Friend
Local LGBT charity providing advice, support and social sessions. Targeted support groups
for trans people, refugees and asylum seekers, and parents.
Telephone helpline 7.30pm – 9.30 pm Tuesday – Thursday
Tel: 024 7671 4199
http://cwfriend.co.uk/
Also provides a counselling service
http://cwfriend.co.uk/?page_id=1206
Birmingham LGBT Centre
Close to New Street station and the Gay Village, the centre runs a number of projects, social
and support groups, with a focus on health and wellbeing.
http://www.blgbt.org/