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Need support? LGBTI helplines for those in crisis or seeking advice

Find here a list of helplines and crisis support websites that can help LGBTI people in need

Need support? LGBTI helplines for those in crisis or seeking advice
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Support for all aspects of LGBTI health – Check or freecall 1800 063 060.


LGBT counselling and support. Call 1800 184 527 between 3pm-midnight or chat and order resources via There’s also a Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) if you’re calling out of hours and in need.

The Samaritans

Suicide and crisis prevention hotline – call 135 247 from within Australia or check


Mental health support and mentoring for LGBTI youth:


Suicide prevention and crisis support for all Australians:

Call free on 13 11 14 from within Australia.


LGBTI counselling and support in New South Wales

For Metro Support call: 02 8594 9555. For Rural support freecall: 1800 65 2010

Victoria AIDS Council

Comprehensive information on all matters of sexual health for LGBTI communities:


CVV Suicide Hotline

Call 141 from within Brazil – operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Operated by Centro de Valorização da Vida (Facebook CVV141)


LGBT Youthline

Call toll free on 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275 – and check


Helping LGBTI people, the questioning and their families. Call toll-free on 1-888-530-6777 or check for resources.

Trans Lifeline

For transgender people in a crisis, whether struggling with gender identity or thoughts of self-harm. Call 877-330-6366 within Canada.


Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center

Beijing psychological assistance hotline – 座机用户请拨 (landline users call) 800-810-1117

手机用户请拨 (cell phone users) 010-82951332.

China women and children psychological counseling hotline

4006012338 中国妇女儿童心理咨询热线


LGBT Network

Emergency advice and support – 8-800-555-73-74 and

Rainbow House Hotline Russia LGBT Network

Call free within Russia on 8-800-555-08-68. Offering support, legal advice and counselling. радужныйдом.рф

South Africa


Helping LGBTI communities for over 21 years. You can access the helpline Monday-Friday during office hours by dialing 0860 OUT OUT (0860 688 688). Reverse charge calls are accepted.

United Kingdom

Drug and alcohol advice for LGBTI communities – call 020 7833 1674 during office hours.

Long-running service operated by the NSPCC for anyone under 18 wishing to discuss any issues or problems. Call free from within UK on 0800 1111.


Anti-violence LGBT charity Galop runs the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428.

LGBT Switchboard

UK’s longest running advice and support switchboard for LGBT people. Call free from within the UK on 0300-330 0630 or check

London Friend
Social and support groups for LGBTI people:

Notts LGBT+ Network

Staffed Mon-Fri 7-9.15pm. Call 0115 9348485 or text 07481 344040. Email [email protected].


Call 116 123 from within UK or Republic of Ireland or email [email protected]

United States


Call 1-888-843-4564 or check for online chat and other hotline numbers.

JQ International

A resource and social service referral line for LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies. 855-JQI-HLPS (855-574-4577) – [email protected]. Website:

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention: – 1-866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

Offers advice and support to anyone feeling suicidal, for families or loved ones. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Trans Lifeline

For transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. Call 877-565-8860 from within the US.

The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of New York

Long-running helpline providing peer support and information: 212-989-0999

Fenway Health Helpline

Information, help, and referrals to LGBTI callers (25+): 617-267-9001 or toll-free 888-340-452 – Under 25s can call 617-267-2535 or toll-free on 800-399-PEER. Fenway Health is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Know of other helplines? Let us know by emailing [email protected]