Helplines

If you are in immediate danger dial 999

Domestic Violence, Abuse and/or Hate Crime

LGBTQIA+

Galop (UK) - LGBT+ Anti-Violence Charity
"If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system."
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 08009995428
London LGBT+ Advice Line
Tel: 02077042040

Fearless (Scotland) - "Survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations."
Tel: 01316247266. Email: fearlessinfo@sacro.org.uk

Young People and Children

NSPCC (UK) - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
ChildLine
Open: 24/7, every day of the year.
Tel: 08001111
Adults worried about a child's safety
Tel: 08088005000 Email: help@nspcc.org.uk.

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) - Child Sexual Abuse
Open: 12 noon to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm, every day of the year.
Tel: 08088029999

Rape Crisis (Scotland) - Child Sexual Abuse
Open: 6pm to Midnight, every day of the year.
Tel: 08088010302

Mental Health and Wellbeing

LGBTQIA+

LGBT+ Switchboard (UK) - "At Switchboard we provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity."
Open: 10am to 10pm every day of the year.
Tel: 03003300630 Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Mindline Trans+ Helpline (UK) - "Mind’s piloting a new helpline called Mindline Trans+. It’s a completely confidential service and staffed by trans volunteers who are there to listen, provide support and signpost you to other services that can help."
Open: Monday and Friday, 8pm to midnight.
Tel: 03003305468

LGBT Helpline (Scotland) - "We provide information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. We are also here to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity."
Open: Tuesday & Wednesday 12 to 9pm
Tel: 03001232523 Email: helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk

LGBT Youth (Scotland) - "Our mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights"
Tel: 01315553940 Email: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Young People and Children

The Mix (UK) - "Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs."
Open: 11am to 11pm, every day of the year.
Tel: 08088084994

HOPElineUK (UK) - "If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide."
Open: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Tel: 08000684141

Housing Advice and Support

LGBTQIA+

Stonewall Housing (England) - "Stonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender housing advice and support provider in England."
Open: 10am to 1pm Monday - Friday.
Tel: 02073595767 Email: info@stonewallhousing.org

The Albert Kennedy Trust (UK) - The LGBT youth homelessness charity.
Open: 10am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday.
Tel (London): 02078316562 Tel (Manchester): 01612283308
Tel (Newcastle): 0191 281 0099

Women

Women's Aid/Refuge (UK) - 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline
Tel: 08082000247

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) - Rape and Sexual Violence Support Line
12 noon to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm every day of the year.
Tel: 08088029999

Rape Crisis (Scotland) - Rape and Sexual Violence Support Line
Open: 6pm to Midnight, every day of the year.
Tel: 08088010302

Men

ManKind Initiative (UK) - Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
Open: Weekdays 10am to 4pm
Tel: 01823334244

Mpower (UK) - Rape, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse
Tel: 08088084321

Respect (UK) - Domestic Violence Support Services
Tel: 08088010327 Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

All

Breathing Space (Scotland) - "A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed."
Open: Weekdays Monday - Thursday 6pm to 2am, Weekends Friday 6pm - Monday 6am.
Tel: 0800 838587

Mind Infoline (England and Wales) - "Our team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, and
advocacy."
Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Tel: 0300 123 3393 Email: info@mind.org.uk Text: 86463

Samaritans (UK) - 24 hour emotional support line
Tel: 116123 Email: jo@samaritans.org

SANEline (UK) - "SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers."
Open: 4.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
Tel: 0300 304 7000

SupportLine (UK) - Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults
Tel: 01708 765200 Email: info@supportline.org.uk

All

Shelter (England) - "Talk to an expert housing adviser about your housing situation."
Open: 8am to 8pm on weekdays, 9am to 5pm on weekends, every day of the year.
Emergency Tel: 08082741978 Non Emergency Tel:08083016204

Shelter (Scotland) - For urgent housing advice.
Open: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday
Tel: 08088004444

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