Helpline Opening Hours for the Holiday Period

At Switchboard we know Christmas and the holiday season can be a difficult time for many people. With this in mind we’ve been working to ensure our helpline is open as much as possible for those who’d appreciate a listening voice from another LGBT person. Our helpline volunteers will be available via phone, email and web-chat during the following times over Christmas and New Year: 

Sat 23rd: 5-7pm

Sun 24th : 5-7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

Wed 27th: 6:30pm-9pm

Thurs 28th: 3pm-9pm

Fri 29th: 6:30pm-9pm

Sat 30th: 5pm-7pm

Sun 31st : 5pm-7pm

New Years Day: 6:30pm-9pm

If you need to speak to someone outside of those times the following support services are available during Christmas:

Switchboard LGBT+ National Helpline
Available between 10am-10pm everyday on 0300 330 0630

MindOut
MindOut’s instant messaging service is available throughout the festive period

Samaritans
Available 24 hours a day on 116 123 (free call)

Happy Holidays from the Switchboard team 😊

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