Homophobic bullying and discrimination helplines
Use our helplines to find more information and advice about dealing with homophobic bullying and discrimination
The Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual charity
Information Line: 08000 50 20 20
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.
Blow the whistle on Hate Crime
Stonewall has recently released new guidance for the public on what to do if you have experienced a hate crime or incident. YouGov research has shown that one in five lesbian,gay and bisexual people have experienced a homophobic hate crime or incident in the last three years. And three in four of those didn’t report them to the police. Blow the Whistle gives clear, concise information for people who are victims of homophobic hate crime. The guide explains what homophobic hate crime is, why hate crime should be reported and what to say when reporting it. A third of victims don’t report incidents because they don’t think the police would or could do anything about it.
LGF – The Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Support, advice & InformationHelpline: 0845 3 30 30 30
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. We campaign for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential, and our mission is: ‘EndingHomophobia, Empowering People.'
The Terence Higgins Trust
Freephone: 0800 802 1221
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.
thesite.org - Coming Out
thesite.org - HateCrime & Discrimination
TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. Understanding your sexuality is something that can involve a lot of soul-searching - it's been said the first person you need to come out to is yourself. Coming to terms with the fact you’re gay is one thing, but telling the world is quite another. This site has some tips on making it easier.
Parent’s Helpline: 08451 205 204
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.
bullying.co.uk - Homophobic Bullying
BeatBullying 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 BeatBullying 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.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Get Connected helps under 25s with a wide range of issues and can put you in touch with the right sort of help near you no matter what your worry is. Get connected is a friendly website for children and young people.
HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Stop Hate Crime
Helpline: 0800 138 1625
We provide 24 hour support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. Victims and witnesses can contact us by phone, text, post or online to report Hate Crimes, access support, and get information. Click here for more information, or to make a report. Our Hate Crime reporting services are currently available in these areas.
Victim Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
VictimSupport is a charity for anyone affected by crime. We have offices all over the country and help over a million people every year. We give free support to victims and witnesses of crime, and their family and friends. Our volunteers are trained to make sure that if you are affected by crime you can get the information,help and support you need. Our WitnessService has volunteers who are trained to support you if you have to go to court as a witness. We are independent - we are not part of the police or government. You do not have to report the crime to the police to come to us. That's up to you.