Switchboard Helpline Christmas Opening Hours

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Switchboard – we hope you have a restful holiday and a happy new year.

We know Christmas and the festive season can be a difficult time for many people, especially in the LGBTQ community. With this in mind we’ve tried to ensure our helpline is open as much as possible for those who’d appreciate a listening ear from another LGBTQ person.

Our helpline volunteers will be available via phone, email and web-chat during the following times over Christmas and New Year.

Sun 23rd: 5-7pm
Mon 24th: 6.30-9pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 6.30-9pm
Thurs 27th: 6.30-9pm
Fri 28th: 5-7pm
Sat 29th: Closed
Sun 30th: 3-5pm (Trans Survivors Switchboard)
Mon 31st: 6.30-9pm

If you need someone to talk to outside of our opening times the following support services are open:

Switchboard LGBT+ National Helpline
Available between 10am-10pm everyday (including Christmas Day)
0300 330 0630

Available 24 hours everyday
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