Phone us

0300 330 0630

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

Message us

Online chat

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

Email us

[email protected]

Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours

Welcome to Switchboard – the LGBT+ helpline – a place for calm words when you need them most.

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

The Switchboard Promise

To talk things through. We don’t finish a call until you tell us.

Everything is confidential. You can trust us.

We are you too. All our volunteers self-define as LGBT+.

Safe Space

Safe Space is Switchboard’s new, UK-wide awareness campaign launched at Pride in London 2019. With recent figures showing a doubling of LGBT+ hate crime in just five years, this initiative will reach those affected by isolation, low representation and hate crime in towns and cities across the UK – and you can help us! Click the button to find out more.

Find out more

Safe Space campaign poster

More information

Volunteer

Volunteer

Do you think you can provide calm words when they’re needed most? If so, we’d like to hear from you. Find out more about volunteering with Switchboard here.

Support Us

Support Us

Switchboard has been listening to callers since 1974. Help us listen to many more by supporting us here.

What We Do

What We Do

Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging. Find out more here.

Twitter

School being out for the Summer is great news for most people, but for some it's one less place to get access to support. If you're young #LGBT & at risk of homelessness, the #LGBTJigsaw can help: https://t.co/tmppL3fGAo

Do you want to improve your spoken #English? Join our #LGBT+ Conversational English class. All levels welcome!

We have a mid-week walk in London on Wednesday from Streatham to Crystal Palace through remnants of the Great North Wood. #LGBTOutdoor https://t.co/xEtdg8KJ8l @LondonLGBTForum @switchboardLGBT