Helplines

Australia

Additional State-based specific services:
https://au.reachout.com/articles/lgbtqi-support-services

ACON
Support for all aspects of LGBTI health – Check acon.org.au or freecall 1800 063 060.

QLife
LGBT counselling and support. Call 1800 184 527 between 3pm-midnight or chat and order resources via qlife.org.au

The Samaritans
Suicide and crisis prevention hotline – call 135 247 from within Australia or check thesamaritans.org.au

MINUS18
Mental health support and mentoring for LGBTI youth: minus18.org.au

Lifeline 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.

Twenty10
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

LGBTQ+

QLife LGBTQ+ support helpline: 1800 184 527

Headspace national youth mental health service: 1800 650 890

Lisa O’Connor, Registered Psychologist

MSc Occ Psych, Post Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip Psych, BVA

Psych Studio 1, M: 0402 249404, psychstudio1@gmail.com

Brazil

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

Canada

LGBT Youthline: 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275

Trans Lifeline peer support service: 1-877-330-6366

PFLAG LGBTQ+ peer-to-peer support: 1-888-530-6777

LGBT Youthline
Call toll free on 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275 – and check youthline.ca 

PFLAGCanada
Helping LGBTI people, the questioning and their families. Call toll-free on 1-888-530-6777 or check pflagcanada.ca 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. Translifeline.org 

China

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

Greece

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

Hong Kong

Rainbow of HK: rainbowhk.org/en-emergency 

 

India

LGBTQ+

iCALL Helpline for professional, free and LGBTQ-friendly mental health counseling: 9152987821

Queerythm helpline for LGBTIQ community: +91 9747811406

Naz Foundation for Lesbian and Women Sexuality Support: +91 11 41325042 or +91 11 40793157/58

Or search LGBTQ India Helplines for regional numbers

 

Ireland

Gender Identity Family Support Line

Telephone 01 907 3707 – check Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) for more information –www.teni.ie

Malaysia

PT Foundation
Community Health Care Clinic in Kuala Lumpur: 2-1, Jalan Haji Salleh, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-4051 3611 or Whatsapp: 011-2143 4572 to make an appointment; or 03-4044 4611 for any further enquiries and telephone counselling. ptfmalyasia.org

SEED
A charity helping marginalized communities in Malaysia, including trans and those at risk of HIV. Number 69, Jln Tiong Nam, 50350 KL (Kuala Lumpur). Phone: 03 2697 0655. seedfoundation.com.my

Mongolia

The LGBT Centre, Ulaanbaatar 14200, Sukhbaatar district, 8th khoroo, Baga toiruu 49/1, 201. 24-hour helpline: + 976 9515 9270. lgbtcentre.mn

New Zealand

OUTLine NZ: 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE)

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

Russia

LGBT Network

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

Singapore

Oogachaga
Counselling services for the LGBTQ community by phone 6226 2002/ Whatsapp 8592 0609 (Tue, Wed and Thu: 7pm–10pm, Sat: 2pm–5pm) and email CARE@oogachaga.com – website: oogachaga.lgbt

South Africa

Triangle Project helpline: 021 712 6699

OUT
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

https://help.unhcr.org/southafrica/welcome/lgbtiq/

Taiwan

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association: https://hotline.org.tw

Uganda

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

SMUG
Sexual Minorities Uganda – sexualminoritiesuganda.com: 0392 174 432.

United Kingdom

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

Childline
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

Galop
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 switchboard.lgbt

London Friend
Social and support groups for LGBTI people: londonfriend.org.uk

Mermaids
Excellent resource and support for young people questioning their gender identity or seeking support with trans issues. Call 0344 334 0550, email info@mermaidsuk.org.uk or check mermaidsuk.org.uk

Notts LGBT+ Network
Staffed Mon-Fri 7-9.15pm. Call 0115 9348485 or text 07481 344040. Email info@nottslgbt.com. www.nottslgbt.com

Samaritans
Call 116 123 from within UK or Republic of Ireland or email jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org

https://www.connect-centre.org.uk/counselling, offer to all faiths and paths and have counsellors including specialist in the LGBTQIA+ community.

https://www.zoesmithpsychotherapy.com

(Kagyu Mahayana Tradition)

www.lifebeyondanxiety.co.uk

(c/o Kesley Cage, he offers remote therapy to the LGBTQIA+ community UNHCR,in the DMC as well as many other heart gestures to the global sangha.

USA & International

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

https://www.helpguide.org/find-help.htm

The Trevor Project
Providing confidential support for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

TrevorLifeline

1-866-488-7386

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.

TrevorChat

Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7.

Access through a computer.

TrevorText

Text START to 678-678

Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.

Standard messaging rates may apply.

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline
Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. Connects LGBT older people with friendly responders. For LGBT elders and caretakers.

1-877-360-LGBT (5428)

Confidential support and crisis response, available 24/7.

Trans Lifeline
A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

1-877-565-8860 (United States)

1-877-330-6366 (Canada)

Confidential, 24/7 crisis support.

United States

AsylumConnect

The AsylumConnect catalog is the first online resource database for LGBTI asylum seekers in the US. The catalog helps LGBTI asylum seekers find safe resources during the U.S. asylum process. Nonprofits and immigration attorneys also use the catalog to find safe resource referrals for their LGBTI clients. Check their catalogue.

GLBThotline

Call 1-888-843-4564 or check glbthotline.org 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) – Helpline@JQInternational.org. Website: jqinternational.org

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)

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. 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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