Support and Social Groups Get help Find Support If you're experiencing an emergency and feel like your life or safety is in danger, call 999 and ask for the police or ambulance service. You can also call Samaritans on 116 123 to speak to someone, 24/7, 365 days a year. General LGBT HERO Forums Provides a safe and non-judgmental space for LGBTQ+ people to talk to one another about their issues and life experience. Switchboard - 0300 330 0630, 10am-10pm - email [email protected] - Web text chat here. LGBTQ+ helpline run by volunteers. Here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits. LGBT Foundation - 0345 3 30 30 30, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm Helpline that has been running for over 35 years, and is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators. Talk about hate crimes, mental health, gender identity. Whatever you need. Mermaids - 0808 801 0400, Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people. LGBT IE - LGBT Helpline (1890 929 539), Gender Identity Family Support Line (01 907 3707), [email protected] Irish LGBT organisation that offers an LGBT helpline, and gender identity helpline, as well as support via instant messenger you can find here. Support U - 0118 321 9111 Confidential support line for LGBT people as well as friends and families. Information offered on coming out, family problems, sexual health, training for your company or provider. THT Direct - 0808 802 1221, 10am-8pm, Monday to Friday Offering advice about HIV and other STIs, PrEP, PEP, and other aspects of sexual health. LGBT Cymru - 0800 840 2069, 7pm-9pm Mondays (other times voicemail with response within 24 hours) Support line for LGBT people as well as their friend, spouses, and families. Galop - 0800 999 5428 Advice and support for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Also offers support for those who've had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Brighton and Hove Switchboard - 01273 204050, evenings (closed Tuesday and Saturday) Charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information. Mindline Trans+ - 0300 330 5468, (Mon-Fri 8pm-midnight) Confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary. Drugs and Alcohol London Friend - 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm, Monday to Friday) Offers one-to-one support, counselling, drug / alcohol programmes, and drop-ins for LGBTQ+ people experiencing drug and alcohol issues. Friday Monday Detailed information about about sex and drugs for gay and bi men and links to local support services. Friday Monday now also offer a support group called Let's Talk About Chemsex. - These sessions are for men who have sex with men and trans/non-binary people who take part in chemsex and would like to make a positive change to their use of chems. Join the confidential, non-judgemental online group and explore your relationship with chems, how to use more safely, and how to protect yourself and others. LGBT Foundation - 0345 3 303030 - email: [email protected] Offers one to one support, peer support groups, help around chemsex, and referrals to specialists around GBL/GHB and alcohol. Trans Mermaids - 0808 801 0400, Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm f you are a young person that feels at odds with their birth gender, or you are a parent with a child who feels this way, Mermaids can help. Provides a broad range of support to transgender and gender diverse young people and their families. Gendered Intelligence Work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; specialising in supporting young trans people aged 8-25. Offers youth groups, information as well as support and resources for families. Spectra Offers groups – social and therapeutic, one to one support, health screening and individual assessment, counselling, and training and consultation on sexual health, sexuality and gender identities. TransUnite Access over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information. Sexual Health THT Direct - 0808 802 1221, 10am to 8pm, Monday to Friday Sexual health advice line. Advisers can provide emotional support if you are worried about your sexual health or have concerns about living with HIV. Can also help you access services local to you across the UK. Switchboard - 0300 330 0630, 10am-10pm - email [email protected] - Web text chat here. LGBTQ+ helpline run by volunteers. Talk about any aspect of your sexual health that is worrying you. Nothing is off limits. BAME Dosti - 0116 254 1747 Social and support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQ people. Dosti (Friendship), provides a safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations. The group is facilitated by a Trade member of staff.