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National Helplines

  • LGBT+ Switchboard: A place for calm words when you need them most. They’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits and conversations are 100% confidential. All of their volunteers identify as LGBTQ+. Call 08000119100 (10am-10pm daily) or chat online at https://switchboard.lgbt/
  • Galop: If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, Galop is there for you. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who are being forced into conversion therapy, or have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Call 08009995428 (10am-8:30pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-4:30pm Fridays) or email help@galop.org.uk or visit https://galop.org.uk/ for webchat, information and advice.
  • Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS): Advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. Call 08088000082 (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm) or visit https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/
  • HOPELINE247: Papyrus, the national charity for prevention of young suicide run a national confidential helpline. Call 08000684141 (lines are open 24/7), text 07860039967 , email: pat@papyrus-uk.org or visit https://www.papyrus-uk.org/papyrus-HOPELINE247/

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