Equality, discrimination and hate crime helplines

Consult our helplines for advice and support about equality, discrimination and hate crimes.

Gov UK

Hate crime

Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.

Stop Hate Crime

Report a Hate Crime: 0800 138 1625

LGB&T Hate Crime: 0808 801 0661

Learning Disability Hate Crime: 0808 802 1155

stophateuk.org

Report hate crime

Stop Hate UK works alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle Hate Crime and discrimination, encourage reporting and support the individuals and communities it affects. We provide a toolkit to help improve local responses to Hate Crime and an alternative for people who do not wish to report Hate Crime to the police or other statutory agencies. Our helplines enable people to access independent support and information, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We have an experienced and highly skilled team of staff and volunteers.

Victim Support

Supportline: 0808 1689 111

Hate crime

If you've been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, we can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.

Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

The Mix

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

themix.org.uk

Hate crime and discrimination

Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.

Stonewall – The Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual charity

stonewall.org.uk

Hate crime

Stonewall also works with a whole range of agencies to address the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in the wider community. Stonewall can't give legal advice or help you to pursue a case or complaint, but our trained volunteers and staff aim to put you in touch with the people that can. We can point people towards gay-friendly solicitors and local lesbian, gay and bisexual support groups and services.

The Terence Higgins Trust

Freephone: 0800 802 1221

tht.org.uk

Discrimination

Growing up and entering the world of sex and relationships can seem confusing and worrying at first. If you are not sure if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you may find it helpful to talk to someone you trust about your feelings. – THT is there to answer your questions and give you some support.

Beat Bullying

beatbullying.org

Homophobic bullying

Beat Bullying works with children and young people across the UK to stop bullying.

We empower young people so deeply affected by bullying that they can barely face going to school every day. We help young people to support each other. We help young people that bully to change their attitudes and behaviour. We shape attitudes, and change behaviours.

If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then Beat Bullying is where you can go for help. It doesn't matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you're being targeted online or offline, our Mentors are here to listen and support you.

Kidscape

Helpline: 020 8896 3675

kidscape.org.uk

Whatever your problem or concern we are here to support you. All problems, whether big or small, will be answered with the same level of care and concern. Your call will be treated as confidential and you can remain anonymous. A young person working at Youth2Youth will talk to you with your best interests in mind. They will listen to you, try to understand what it must be like for you, and try to help you come up with your own solutions to your problem. We realise it must be really difficult for you to tell your problem to a complete stranger so we will do our best to put you at ease. We are friendly, considerate and will listen to you whatever your problem or concern. For all young people aged 11-19 in the UK

Papyrus

Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41

SMS: 07786 209697

papyrus-uk.org

Support for those dealing with suicidal feelings, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.