Calm words
when you need
them most

Providing free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK
HELPLINE 0300 330 0630 (DAILY 10AM - 11PM)


The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard award-winning helpline is open between 10am and 11pm every day of the week, 365 days a year.
Our helpline number is:

0300 330 0630



It's a place to talk about things that may be difficult to talk about anywhere else....a place to find non-judgemental support and help.
It's confidential, secure and a way of reaching out for help, perhaps when you don't know where else to turn.
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You can email LLGS at any time. Its a confidential space for you to talk about anything you like.
You can tell us about your situation, ask for information such as a local support group or ask about safer sex or sexual health.
You may simply just want to share your thoughts with us.
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Instant Messaging

  • Do you find it difficult to talk about your issues or problems?

  • Are you finding it hard to put into words what you want to ask?

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  • Or is the helpline just not open when you want to talk...

    Then either use Instant Messaging when available or email us!

Our Instant Messaging service is provided by the same volunteers who answer the phone. The service is free to use and is confidential and secure.

We try to answer chats as quickly as possible but sometimes you may have to wait for a volunteer to become available.

If you need immediate help then call the helpline on 0300 330 0630 between 10am and 11pm 7 days a week.

To enable us to offer you a good service it helps if you:

  • Use a computer (PC or Mac) with a strong Internet connection.
  • Stay focused on the chat and respond promptly.
  • Try not to do other things while chatting.
  • Let us know if you have to end the session - you can always come back later

You can access LLGS Instant Messaging through the link below when someone is available (online).

If its not available right now you can see when the next session is due to start but do come back and check as a volunteer may be available before then.