Support for all aspects of LGBTI health – Check acon.org.au or freecall 1800 063 060.
LGBT counselling and support. Call 1800 184 527 between 3pm-midnight or chat and order resources via qlife.org.au.
Suicide and crisis prevention hotline – call 135 247 from within Australia or check thesamaritans.org.au
Mental health support and mentoring for LGBTI youth: minus18.org.au
Suicide prevention and crisis support for all Australians: lifeline.org.au
Call free on 13 11 14 from within Australia.
Suicide Call Back Service
Not specifically LGBTI, but LGBTI-friendly: Call 1300 659 467 if out of hours and in need.
LGBTI counselling and support in New South Wales twenty10.org.au
Call: 02 8594 9555.
Victoria AIDS Council
Comprehensive information on all matters of sexual health for LGBTI communities: vac.org.au
CVV Suicide Hotline
Call toll free on 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275 – and check youthline.ca
Helping LGBTI people, the questioning and their families. Call toll-free on 1-888-530-6777 or check pflagcanada.ca for resources.
For transgender people in a crisis, whether struggling with gender identity or thoughts of self-harm. Call 877-330-6366 within Canada. Translifeline.org
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. www.crisis.org.cn
China women and children psychological counseling hotline
4006012338 中国妇女儿童心理咨询热线 114best.com/tel/12338
Beijing LGBT Centre: www.bjlgbtcenter.org.cn
Hong Kong – Rainbow of HK: rainbowhk.org/en-emergency
Psychological Helpline for LGBTQI+ people, their families & educators
‘11528-By Your Side’ offers psychological support to LGBTQI people, family, educational community and any individual who wonders and looking for scientific answers, about sexual orientation and gender identity. Staff speak English, French, Spanish and Greek. ‘11528-By Your Side’ helpline operates Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 21:00 (except public holidays) www.11528.gr
Gender Identity Family Support Line
Telephone 01 907 3707 – check Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) for more information –
OUTLine: Call 0800 688 5463 10am to 9pm weekdays, 6pm – 9pm weekends. ‘Our volunteers welcome your call to discuss topics around sexuality, gender identity and diverse sex characteristics.’ Website: outline.org.nz
Emergency advice and support – 8-800-555-73-74 and lgbtnet.org
Rainbow House Hotline Russia LGBT Network
Call free within Russia on 8-800-555-08-68. Offering support, legal advice and counselling. радужныйдом.рф
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. out.org.za
Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association: https://hotline.org.tw
See the Invisible Helpline
See the Invisible (seetheinvisible.ug) is a campaign to highlight mental health issues. It includes a helpline for those dealing with depression and other mental health issues, run in conjunction with SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda): 0312 319 310
Sexual Minorities Uganda – sexualminoritiesuganda.com: 0392 174 432.
Drug and alcohol advice for LGBTI communities – call 020 7833 1674 during office hours. LondonFriend.org.uk
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. childline.org.uk
UK’s longest running advice and support switchboard for LGBT people. Call free from within the UK on 0300-330 0630 or check switchboard.lgbt
Social and support groups for LGBTI people: londonfriend.org.uk
Notts LGBT+ Network
Call 116 123 from within UK or Republic of Ireland or email [email protected]
Call 1-888-843-4564 or check glbthotline.org for online chat and other hotline numbers.
The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention: thetrevorproject.org – 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)
For transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. Call 877-565-8860 from within the US. Translifeline.org
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 – fenwayhealth.org. Under 25s can call 617-267-2535 or toll-free on 800-399-PEER. Fenway Health is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
SAGE – LGBT Elder Hotline
Peer-to-peer support for LGBT elders – 1-888-234-SAGE. sageusa.org
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