Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is a charity offering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual communities. For information, support and advice you can call their national helpline, email or visit their website.
National Helpline: 08453 30 30 30 (10am – 10pm 365 days a year)
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS)
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality. The services include a helpline, online chat through instant messaging, email support, information on sexual health and the Turing Network database, a public access search facility that enables anyone to look for support or services catering for the LGBT community.
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (10am-11pm)
LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland provides a range of services of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people aged 12 – 25 including 1-2-1 support, on-line support and youth groups. They also work closely with schools in Scotland and have a Toolkit for Teachers and resources for pupils, which provide advice and guidance on homophobia and homophobic bullying. If you are experiencing homophobic bullying or want to find out more about our services contact them by phone, email or visit their website.
Phone: 0131 555 3940
Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland
Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland offers social support across Northern Ireland to young LGBT individuals aged 14-25. GLYNI will endeavour to support you, your families and friends. For further information contact them by phone or visit their website.
Phone: 02890 89 02 02
If you’ve been a victim or witness of any crime you can get emotional and practical help from Victim Support, whether or not it has been reported to the police. For further information call the Victim Supportline or visit their website.
Victim Supportline: 0845 30 30 900 (Weekdays 9am-9pm; weekends 9am-7pm; bank holidays 9am-5pm)
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland. For further information call their Supportline or visit their website.
Supportline: 0845 603 9213
Victim Support NI
Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland. For any further information please contact the Victim Support Line or visit their website.
Victim Support Line: 0845 30 30 900
Alternatively Call: 02890 244 039
The Beaumont Society
The Beaumont Society is a transgender self help group run by transgender volunteers. You will find lots of information on their website or alternatively for further information contact them by phone on
Phone: 01582 412220
The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust has over 130 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland which provide specialist support for women, men and children who are survivors of rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse. For further information contact them by email or visit their website.
Survivors UK provide information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Contact them by phone or visit their website.
Phone: 0845 122 1201
(Monday and Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm and Thursday afternoons between 12:00PM and 2:30PM)
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. Get in touch by phone or email or find the details for the local branch online
Phone: 08457 90 90 90