When you are struggling with a personal issue, whatever it is, we know it can be tough to reach out for help. You might want to speak to someone but are nervous about looking for face-to-face support.

LGBT Health provide a free and confidential helpline, where you can access support, information and advice.

The helpline is supported by trained, friendly staff and volunteers who are happy to listen. The volunteers have years of experience supporting gay and bisexual men. In addition, they have experience of working with men who do not identify as gay or bisexual, but who would like to explore their attraction to other men. 

You can talk to the helpline team about anything that’s on your mind, from issues around sexuality, coming out, and sexual health to simply getting something off your chest.

The helpline is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00-9:00pm. Just call 0300 123 2523. You can also email the Helpline at

Calls to the helpline will cost you the same as calls to local landline numbers, and are included in call allowances you may have either on a mobile or landline. If you’d like to know more about the service check out LGBT Health’s website.

Outside of these hours you can contact SX on 0131 652 3250 or contact the following Helplines for support:

  • Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87): Weekdays open Mon-Thurs, 6pm-2am. Weekends open Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
  • London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (0300 330 0630): Open daily from 10am-11pm
  • The Samaritans (08457 90 90 90): Open 24 hours a day

Looking for support? Can't find the answers you need online? Fill out our self-referral form, and one of the team will get back to you.