Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all

Date added: 21 December 2017

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Over the Christmas period the Intercom Trust be closed from 4pm Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time the helpline will not be answered and staff will not have access to their emails.

You can look at our directory for information on local LGBT+ support and social groups which may be running over the festive period https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/directory/

Other services running are:

LGBT+ Switchboard 0300 330 0630 https://switchboard.lgbt/ Open between 10am and 10pm every day of the week, 365 days of the year. You can get in touch on the phone, by email or through Instant Messaging. Calls to this number will cost you the same as calls to 01 and 02 numbers and are included in any call allowances you may have either on a mobile or a landline.

MIND Transline 0300 330 5468 http://mindtws.org.uk/trans-plus/ Confidential listening service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary run by Trans, non-binary, LGBT and Trans Allies. The helpline is co-run by local mental health charities Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset. Usual opening times are Mondays and Fridays 8pm to midnight. See the following opening times over the Christmas and New year period. Mon Dec 18th 8pm - Midnight Fri Dec 22nd 8pm - Midnight Mon Dec 25th Christmas Day 8pm - Midnight Mon Jan 1st New Year’s Day 8pm – Midnight

Samaritans 116 123 h ttps://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us Whatever you're going through, call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone. You don't have to be suicidal to call them or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Childline 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/ Call free – whatever your worry, Childline are there for you.

KOOTH https://kooth.com/ Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm The Silver Line 0800 470 80 90 https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ Helpline for older people.

The Silver Line is the UK's only 24 hour free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people open every day and night of the year.