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Free helplines for gender & sexual identity, LGBTQ+ in the United Kingdom

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Switchboard is the national LGBTQIA+ support line. For anyone, anywhere in the country, at any point in their journey. We can...


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LGBT Foundation helpline provides thousands of hours of support and advice to thousands of people every year, many who feel...


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EACH's Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone and email. We are here for LGBT+ young people...


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Runaway Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by...


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The Mix is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message (SMS). We are...


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Mermaids' helpline offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support via phone, email, text and web chat. We exist to help...


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Shout provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over text message (SMS). We are here for everyone in the...


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SOS Silence of Suicide provides confidential support by our freephone helpline, in person group meetings and online meetings. ...


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National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK provides, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in...


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Muslim Youth Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We exist to help people...


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Stop It Now! supports anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention, including people concerned about...


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The Men Standing Up Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We are here for adults, the LGBTQ+ community, men,...


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LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community...


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LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help the...


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Revenge Porn Helpline provides free and confidential support and information over phone, email or anonymous reporting form. We...


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Moodswings Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help adults, the LGBTQ+ community, people with a...


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Get support for gender and sexual identity from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in United Kingdom

Many people struggle with being confident in their sexual and gender identity. It can be hard to grapple with this because of the discrimination many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people still face today. Fortunately, there are 17 helplines in United Kingdom that can support you if you relate to the following:

  • Struggling with being misgendered or wrongly labeled
  • Wanting to change your physical appearance
  • Experiencing homophobia or transphobia from family or friends
  • Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you
  • Feeling like your sexuality is different from those around you
  • Dealing with trauma related to your sexuality or gender
  • A sense of wrongness about the gender you were assigned at birth
  • Feeling constricted by gender binaries

Experiencing rejection as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person is extremely painful. You deserve to be accepted and loved for who you are. When you’re not, it can take a serious toll on your mental health. If you feel confused, lonely, and even suicidal, your feelings are valid.

If you're experiencing problems because you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, help is available in United Kingdom. You can reach out at any time and get connected to a caring LGBTQ-friendly volunteer or counselor. Helpline listeners will offer you respectful, affirming care no matter what you're going through.

If you feel like you might need support with your gender & sexual identity, try reaching out to a hotline in United Kingdom. It's free and confidential.


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