Switchboard (Brighton and Hove)

Description of service

Telephone helpline operating from 5pm each evening offering information and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people and to anyone affected by gender and sexuality identity issues. Callback service out of hours. Also offers an LGBT hate crime reporting service in association with Sussex Police and referral to the face-to-face counselling service. The helpline is delivered by volunteers. Developing the service to include webchat and other forms of contact.

Key Focus

Helpline and services for the LGBT community

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Monday to Friday, 5pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday 5pm-7pm

Area Of Operation

Brighton, Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex


Cost of telephone call

Referral Method

Self referral

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