Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 from us all

Date added: 20 December 2019

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best for 2020.

Over the Christmas period the Intercom Trust be closed from 2pm Tuesday 24th December and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

During this time the helpline (calls and emails) 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.

Samaritans 116 123 https://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.

KOOTH https://kooth.com/ Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Shout https://www.giveusashout.org/ A 24/7 text service free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258

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

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.