If you’re struggling, please reach out – whether to some one you know or using a service like those below. You matter, and support is out there to help you through whatever life brings.

Please note that different support facilitators will have different time and days of operation, and all of the LGBT+ specific support listed is only available during certain hours. At the bottom of the page we have included two services that aren’t LGBT+ specific, but do ofter a form of support 24/7. Take good care of yourself.

Switchboard LGBT+

“Switchboard is the national LGBTQIA+ support line. For anyone, anywhere in the country, at any point in their journey. We can discuss anything related to sexuality and gender identity. Whether it’s sexual health, relationships or just the way you’re feeling. This is your space – to explore, talk and be truly heard.”

Phone: 0800 0119 100

Mindline Trans+

“Mindline Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary. We are also able to offer support to friends and family. We support everyone dealing with any Transgender issues, be it for they themselves, their parents, siblings, colleagues, friends, or professionals.”

Phone: 0300 330 5468


“Our team has decades of experience in supporting LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse. Our helpline is open to anyone LGBT+ in the UK, as well as friends, family members, and professionals who may be concerned about an LGBT+ person who is facing abuse.”

Phone: 0800 999 5428


“Mermaids supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and young people, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. Transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.”

Phone: 0808 8010 400

Mind Out

“MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with  experience of mental health issues. We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. Our vision is a world where the mental health of LGBTQ communities is a priority, free from stigma, respected and recognised.”

Phone: N/A


“Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging service for anyone who is struggling to cope. 41% of Shout texters identify as LGBTQ+ and we are a confidential and supportive place to turn if you need help at any time of day or night.”

Phone: (text)85258


“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every ten seconds, we respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. We’re here for anyone who needs someone.”

Phone: 116 123