Specific Support

LGBT Foundation

Provides information to over 600,000 people online every year- more LGBT people than any other charity of this kind in the UK.
Aims to help maintain your health and wellbeing and build strong LGBT communities.

Email: info@lgbt.foundation (will reply within 10 business days)

Urgent Helpline: 0345 3 30 30 30

See the 'Suicide Prevention Hotlines' page for more info about urgent matters.

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Call: 03444 775 774 (Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm)

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Email: info@bipolaruk.org

Call: 0333 323 3880

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Call: 0844 967 4848 (Open daily, 10AM-10PM)

Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge.

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Call: 0845 390 6232 (Open Monday to Friday, 9.30AM-5PM)

Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge.


A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Call: 0333 212 7890 (Open Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM)

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Call: 0300 123 2523 (Open Tuesday and Wednesday between 12PM-9PM)

Email: helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk

They also offer a daily live chat service on their site between 3PM-9PM. Just use one of the links above and click on the box in the bottom right-hand corner.

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, you can contact the Helpline through BSL Contact Scotland.

For more information on BSL Contact Scotland, watch this video.

National Autistic Society

Provides confidential expert advice and support on autism for autistic people, their families and friends.

Call: 0808 800 4104 (Open Monday to Thursday from 10AM-4PM, Fridays from 9am-3pm - excluding Bank Holidays)