Switchboard Logo

NATIONAL LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT LINE

Switchboard is the national LGBTQIA+ support line. For anyone, anywhere in the country, at any point in their journey. We can discuss anything related to sexuality and gender identity. Whether it’s sexual health, relationships or just the way you’re feeling. This is your space – to explore, talk and be truly heard.

Donate
type

Phone Us

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

0800 0119 100
type

Email Us

We aim to reply within 5 days

[email protected]
type

Chat with us

We are non-judgmental.

And whatever you tell us will stay between us.

apostrophe sign

We talk things through.

So that you have the options to make your own decisions.

apostrophe sign

We are all LGBTQIA+.

We know navigating some of these issues can be difficult.

apostrophe sign

Quick Links

apostrophe sign

We’ve been equipping the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies with information and support for five decades.

And we're continuing to work toward a society where anyone can be heard and thrive.

type

Phone Us

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

0800 0119 100
type

Email Us

We aim to reply within 5 days

[email protected]
type

Chat with us

Our dedicated volunteers give up their time to offer calm words when people need them most, every day of the year. We receive no statutory support and rely entirely on the generosity of our friends and supporters to help cover our running costs such as a free phoneline, heating bills and IT expenses. Without this generous support, we couldn’t continue creating space for people to feel heard and find the support they need.

apostrophe sign

On average it costs £16 for full wrap-around coverage of each conversation and we have around 15,000 conversations every year. If you would like to help us support even more people, please donate today.

Donate

Our values

Non-judgemental

Inclusive

Commited

Empowering

Supportive

Informed

brand-refresh

Switchboard Launch Refreshed Brand

Switchboard releases a refreshed brand, alongside a new website, to mark and celebrate its 50th Birthday.

Learn More