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.