LGBT Foundation

Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30 (10am-6pm, Mon-Fri)
Helpline run by LGBT charity

LGBT Switchboard

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am – 10pm every day)
Chat function on the website
LGBT+ Helpline, a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing


Phone: 0808 801 0400 (9am – 9pm, Mon-Fri)
Mermaids is a charity supporting children, young people and their families with gender nonconformity/dysphoria issues


Text: 85258 (9am – 9pm, Mon-Fri)
Shout is a 24/7 crisis text service

Your GP can help you

Ring the surgery for an out of hours telephone number

NHS Direct

Phone: 111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do


Phone: 116 123 (free call)
24 hour helpline support for those experiencing distress, despair and/or suicidal feelings

LifeSIGNS – Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support

Ideas and guidance for anyone affected by self-injury. Small charity run by LGB people with personal experience of self-injury. Anonymous Support Forum, clear fact-sheets, and active across social networks e.g. @LifeSIGNS


Phone: 0800 1111
Free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger. If the lines are busy, please keep trying


Phone: 0800 068 4141
Papyrus is the UK’s national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide


Crisis Text line: text YM to 85258 (24/7 support)
Charity supporting children and young people’s mental health

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