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 Helpline Scotland provides free and confidential access to support, information and advice.

LGBT Helpline Scotland is supported by trained, friendly staff and volunteers who are happy to listen. LGBT Helpline Scotland volunteers have years of experience supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people. In addition we have experience of working with men who do not identify as gay or bisexual(MSM), but who would like to explore their attraction to other men.

You can talk to the Helpline team about anything from issues around sexuality, coming out and sexual health to simply getting something of 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 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
  • SX (0131 562 3250) Gay & Bisexual Men: During office hours

Other Support Organisations


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