Out of Hours Support


Call 0800 111

9am – midnight, 365 days a year.

Confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for or a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.


Call 0300 330 0630

Open 10:00am -10:00pm

Call the number above or email chris@switchboard.lgbt
The Switchboard Promise
To talk through things
We don’t finish a call until you tell us
Everything is confidential
All our volunteers self define as LGBT+.

24/7 text support for young people

Text YM to 85258

If you are a young person struggling to cope or experiencing a mental health crisis.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers.
Texts are free from most networks.
Whatever you are going through, if it matters to you, it matters to us.


Call 0800 136 663

NSPCC dedicated helpline for anyone that has experienced or is worried about sexual harassment or abuse in school.

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