Growing up can be tough and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small, is worth it. Our hub allows you to check out a range of face to face, online, phone and text supports and discover which one feels best for you.How to connect with this service → Changes to our service due to Coronavirus →
with: Addiction Anxiety Bullying Depression Relationships Sexuality/Gender Issues Stress
Age range: 14-23
Time: We answer messages 24/7
Do I need my parents permission if I'm under 18?: yes For certain supports you need parental permission, but you can contact our helplines no matter what!
How do I connect with your service?
If you need support about any type of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7 with a trained crisis volunteer over text. Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you and help you move towards feeling better. Here’s how the support service works:
- Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 anytime when you need support. Standard SMS rates may apply.
- A trained volunteer will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feel better.
You can find support for urgent issues such as bullying, relationship breakdown, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and abuse or assault. This is a confidential service, using a secure online platform and is free to use.
Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to begin. Standard SMS rates may apply.
How have your services changed due to Coronavirus?
Our face to face services are now closed for now.
We will still be providing our Monday Chats Service for information, referral, and advice. However we won’t be providing this in person, you can avail of it digitally, by email, sms, phone call, or video conference. To arrange a Monday Chat please use the ‘contact us page‘.
Our crisis counselling service run in partnership with Pieta House will continue to operate. However it will also move to a digitally based service. Your counselor will be in touch with you directly to provide more information to you.
If you need support during this period, please reach out to the following services which we have confirmed are open and offering support (some may have delays).