LGBT Ireland's Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT. Our LGBT Helpline service is provided by a network of trained volunteers from a number of local LGBT helplines.
LGBT Helpline Christmas Opening Hours 2017
Our helpline service will be open between 4pm and 6pm on Saturday 23rd December.
We will be closed on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th December.
Our helpline service will operate usual opening hours from Tuesday 26th December to Saturday 30th December.
We will be closed on Sunday 31st December and Monday 1st January.
The helpline service will resume normal opening hours from 2nd January onwards.
If you are in need of urgent help during at any time when we are closed, you can hold the line to be transferred directly to the Samaritans.
LGBT Helpline Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesday 6.30pm - 9pm
Thursday 6.30pm - 10pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 4pm - 6pm
Trans specific shifts:
On the third Sunday of each month between 6pm and 9pm we offer a Trans specific service, which means that the volunteers answering the phone and online chat during this time identify as Trans.
This service is aimed at people who need to talk about their Gender Identity or Expression and feel more comfortable talking with someone whom they know is Trans themselves.
Are you in Crisis?
If you, or someone you know, is in crisis and need someone to talk to outside of our Helpline opening times please do one of the following:
- Contact Samaritans on 116 123
- Contact your local doctor, listed under ‘General Practitioners’ in the Golden Pages or visit www.icgp.ie
- Go to, or contact, the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital
- Contact the emergency services by calling 999 or 112