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If you feel you need help now there are a number of organisations across Greater Manchester that can offer support around the clock and who can offer specialist advice on a few things. They won’t judge or lecture you, they’ll listen and do what they can to help. Please get in touch with someone if you need help urgently, feel you may harm yourself or a having suicidal thoughts.

if you’d like to find a local youth group there’s contact info for ones in Greater Manchester HERE and a directory for the whole country at the Proud Trust’s site

Emergency Services

If you are concerned you may harm yourself you can contact the emergency services (999) or the NHS on 111 or get yourself to your nearest A&E department. You can find your nearest A&E at

The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hours telephone support on 08457 909090 for a range of crisis. More information is at


For under 18’s Child-Line is available on 0800 1111 24 hours a day. More information is at

Think U Know

If you feel you are at risk online or feel coerced online into sexual acts then there is lots of information at and you can report an incident to CEOP at

LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation has a helpline open 10:00 – 22:00 and can offer advice on coming out to hate crime and information on STI testing on 0345 3303030 and there is more information at


Mermaids runs a helpline for teenagers and children with gender identity concerns on 0208 1234 819, open 15:00 – 19:00 and they have advice, support and forums at

The Albert Kennedy Trust 

The Albert Kennedy Trust is available for LGBTQ people under 25 who are homeless, sofa-surfing or living in crisis or living in a violent , hostile or abusive home on 0161 228 3308  Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:30 or at


GALOP, and Broken Rainbow, are available to support LGBTQ people experiencing domestic violence and their helpline is 020 7704 2040. The opening hours of this line vary – more information can be found at as well as online support.

The Men’s Room

For young men currently involved in, or worried about, sex work, The Men’s Room runs a drop in in Manchester’s Gay Village on Tuesday nights. More information about their project is available at


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