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Emergency services
If you are worried that your life or the life of someone else is in danger, you can call 999 for an ambulance, police, fire brigade or any other emergency service any time of the day or night.

In England, Wales or Northern Ireland
For non-urgent medical help, contact NHS 111.
Call: 111

In Scotland
For non-urgent medical help, contact NHS 24.
Call: 08454 242424

18 or under?
Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. It’s free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
Call: 0800 1111  Visit: childline.org.uk

Samaritans
A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you. It’s free and confidential for people of any age across the UK & Republic of Ireland.
Call: 116 123  Visit: samaritans.org

Shout
The UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. If you are struggling to cope and need support, text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
Text: ‘SHOUT’ to 85258   Visit: giveusashout.org

The Mix
Free, confidential help and support for under 25s via online, social and mobile.
Call: 0808 808 4994   Visit: themix.org.uk

Find a Brook service
Search for your local Brook or other sexual health service using our Find a Service tool.
Visit: brook.org.uk/find-a-service

Switchboard
A confidential LGBT+ helpline there to listen and support you with anything that you want to talk about. They are trans-friendly and nonbinary-friendly.
Visit: switchboard.lgbt

akt
Supporting LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 in the UK who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment.
Visit: www.akt.org.uk/get-help

EACH
Free and confidential, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying reporting service for people up to 18 years of age.
Visit: each.education/homophobic-transphobic-helpline

MindLine Trans+
A UK-wide helpline providing a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially.
Visit: bristolmind.org.uk/help-and-support/mindline-transplus

Mermaids
A helpline and web chat service supporting transgender and gender-diverse young people up to and including the age of 19, their families, and professionals working with them.
Visit: mermaidsuk.org.uk/helpline-support-services

LGBT Foundation
Non-judgmental support and advice on a range of topics via a dedicated helpline.
Visit: lgbt.foundation/helpline

The Proud Trust
Supporting LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and a chat service.
Visit: www.theproudtrust.org

Gendered Intelligence
A trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation working to increase understanding of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life.
Visit: genderedintelligence.co.uk

TranzWiki
A comprehensive directory of non-commercial groups and organisations supporting or assisting trans and gender diverse individuals, their families and friends across the UK.
Visit: gires.org.uk/tranzwiki

Trans Unite
Access details of over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you.
Visit: transunite.co.uk/find-a-group

Beaumont Society
A national self-help body run by and for the transgender community.
Visit: beaumontsociety.org.uk

FFLAG
Supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
Visit: fflag.org.uk

Galop
A specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity providing advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced sexual violence and other crimes.
Visit: galop.org.uk

Stonewall
Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies via a free to call Information Service.
Visit: stonewall.org.uk/help-and-advice

It Gets Better Project
On a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.
Visit: itgetsbetter.org

RUComingOut
A collection of 300+ real life coming out stories written by people from all over the world.
Visit: rucomingout.com

Switchboard
A confidential LGBT+ helpline there to listen and support you with anything that you want to talk about. They are trans-friendly and nonbinary-friendly.
Visit: switchboard.lgbt

akt
Supporting LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 in the UK who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment.
Visit: akt.org.uk/get-help

EACH
A free and confidential, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying reporting service for people up to 18 years of age.
Visit: each.education/homophobic-transphobic-helpline

LGBT Foundation
Non-judgmental support and advice on a range of topics via a dedicated helpline.
Visit: lgbt.foundation/helpline

The Proud Trust
Supporting LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and a chat service.
Visit: theproudtrust.org

FFLAG
Supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
Visit: fflag.org.uk

Galop
A specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity providing advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced sexual violence and other crimes.
Visit: galop.org.uk

Stonewall
Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies via a free to call Information Service.
Visit: stonewall.org.uk/help-and-advice

It Gets Better Project
On a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.
Visit: itgetsbetter.org

RUComingOut
A collection of 300+ real life coming out stories written by people from all over the world.
Visit: rucomingout.com

The Survivors Trust
Support for women, men and children who have survived sexual violence.
Visit: thesurvivorstrust.org/find-support

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)
SARCs offer medical, practical and emotional support. There are SARCs across the UK.
Find your nearest rape and sexual assault referral centre using the NHS service finder

Galop
A specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity providing advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced sexual violence and other crimes.
Visit: galop.org.uk

Rape Crisis
A network of independent Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence across England and Wales.
Visit: rapecrisis.org.uk

NSPCC FGM helpline
A free and anonymous FGM helpline to support children, young people, parents and professionals.
Access the NSPCC FGM helpline

Karma Nirvana
Help and support to people experiencing, or at risk of, Honor Based Abuse or forced marriage.
Visit: karmanirvana.org.uk/get-help

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Confidential, non-judgemental information and support for women and girls. It is free to contact at any time, day or night.
Visit: nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Respect Men’s Advice Line
Non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information for men and boys about domestic abuse.
Visit: mensadviceline.org.uk

Victim Support
Free and confidential support to help you move beyond crime.
Visit: victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support

Respect
Help for people who recognise that their behaviour may be abusive and want to stop.
Visit: respectphoneline.org.uk

Citizens Advice
Information about what kinds of behaviour count as sexual harassment and the action you can take to tackle it.
Find out about sexual harassment on the Citizens Advice website

Beat
Help for people experiencing eating disorders, and support for their friends and families.
Visit: beateatingdisorders.org.uk

CALM
A free and confidential helpline and webchat for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems.
Visit: thecalmzone.net

HOPELineUK
A confidential support and advice service for under 35s who may be having thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.
Visit: papyrus-uk.org

SANE
Emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
Visit: sane.org.uk/support

Switchboard
A confidential LGBT+ helpline there to listen and support you with anything that you want to talk about. They are trans-friendly and nonbinary-friendly.
Visit: switchboard.lgbt

Youth Wellbeing Directory
A list of free local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25.
Visit: annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing

FRANK
Friendly and confidential advice about drugs. They are open 25 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Visit: talktofrank.com/contact-frank

Drinkaware
Information, advice and guidance for anyone concerned about alcohol use.
Visit: drinkaware.co.uk/advice

Herpes Viruses Association
Information, advice and guidance about herpes.
Visit: herpes.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust
Information, support and resources for people living with HIV and those newly diagnosed.
Visit: tht.org.uk

ViiV Healthcare
Trusted information based on current research and insight from HIV communities.
Visit: viivhealthcare.com

CHIVA
Providing treatment and care, knowledge, understanding, skills and wider support to young people living with HIV and their families.
Visit: chiva.org.uk

PositivelyUK
Peer-led support, advocacy and information to everyone living with HIV.
Visit: positivelyuk.org

Find a Brook service
Brook services can support with pregnancy testing, choices and referrals. Search for your local Brook or other sexual health service using our Find a Service tool.
Visit: brook.org.uk/find-a-service

BPAS
Provides safe abortion services in England, Wales and Scotland, including NHS-funded options.
Visit: bpas.org

MSI Reproductive Choices
Provides safe abortion services across England, including NHS-funded options.
Visit: msichoices.org.uk

NUPAS
Provides pregnancy advice, counselling and abortion services across the North West, Midlands and South of England.
Visit: nupas.co.uk

CoppaFeel
Information and resources about breast cancer, as well as tips and tools to help you check your breasts or chest.
Visit: coppafeel.org

Endometriosis UK
Support and information for people affected by endometriosis.
Visit: endometriosis-uk.org/get-support

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation (BDDF)
Information on support and treatment services for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in the UK.
Visit: bddfoundation.org

The Be Real Campaign
Answers to common questions about body confidence and signposts to further sources of support.
Visit: berealcampaign.co.uk/resources/support-advice

Beat
Help for people experiencing eating disorders, and support for their friends and families.
Visit: beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Act On It
A website developed by young people for young people to promote healthy relationships and help identify unhealthy or toxic behaviours in relationships.
Visit: www.actonitnow.org.uk

Relate
Support and information about relationships for people aged 16-25, including dealing with a breakup and family relationships.
Visit: www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-young-adults

NSPCC
Advice for parents and carers on how to talk to young people about about relationships, sex and consent.
Visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/sex-relationships/healthy-relationships/

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Confidential, non-judgemental information and support for women and girls. It is free to contact at any time, day or night.
Visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Respect Men’s Advice Line
Non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information for men and boys about domestic abuse.
Visit: mensadviceline.org.uk

It’s Not Violent
This Canadian website explores unhealthy behaviours in relationships through text conversations. Please note: this is not a UK-based organisation so some of the legal information and the signposts are not relevant to people living in the UK.
Visit: itsnotviolent.com

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