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Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service.

Our friendly trained volunteers provide a safe space where  listening, support, information and signposting are provided to all callers in a non- directive or judgmental way.

The service is available to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+), their parents, families and friends and to anyone who has concerns relating to sexuality, gender identity, sexual and mental health.

The service is operated entirely by trained, friendly and supportive volunteers who come from all walks of life and won’t judge you or tell you what to do.
Our confidentiality promise to you is that nobody else will be told about your call. Read our confidentiality policy.

Whatever it is that you need to talk about, you can call our friendly volunteers  7 days a week on 01-872 1055. (Click here for call charges)

The Helpline service is available:

Monday to Friday: 6:30pm – 9pm

Saturday: 2pm – 6pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays: 4pm – 6pm

If you’d prefer to chat with someone face to face then you are always welcome to drop in on Saturdays or email us

Instant Messaging Chat Support is available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

If you need support outside our opening times, please contact Samaritans on Freephone 116 123

Chat to us 7 days a week
Mon-Fri 6.30pm - 4pm to 6pm on Sat & Sun
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