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GET SUPPORT

Switchboard is for all. Figuring out your gender expression? Questioning your sexuality? Or is someone you care about facing a challenge? Wherever you fit into the picture, we’re here to listen. Acknowledging and celebrating wherever people are on their journey, we meet you where you are.

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Phone Us

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

0800 0119 100
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Email Us

We aim to reply within 5 days

[email protected]
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Chat with us

People reach out to us for lots of different reasons, some examples are:

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Information about support groups for someone who has recently begun exploring their trans identity.

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Support for a man who has been the victim of homophobic abuse, but has previously had a bad experience going to the police.

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Contact details for an LGBTQIA+ friendly therapist.

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Support for a lesbian teenager thrown out of her home by her parents, and who needs somewhere to stay.

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Resources for how to have safe sex.

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Information on how to get to local gay pubs for someone with mobility issues.

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Listening to some concerns a mother has about her child who is trans.

If it’s your first time reaching out to talk with one of our volunteers, well done. We know taking that first step can take a lot of courage.

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Phone Us

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

0800 0119 100
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Email Us

We aim to reply within 5 days

[email protected]
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Chat with us

FAQ: What to expect

Who will I be talking to when I reach out to Switchboard?


What will happen when I get through to a Switchboard volunteer?


Do I have to identify as LGBTQIA+ to reach out to Switchboard?


What can I talk about with Switchboard volunteers?


How long will it take for my call or instant message to be answered?


How long will it take to get a reply to my email?


Can I leave a message? Can you call me back?


Who can I reach out to if Switchboard is closed?