Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

Growing up can be tough and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small is worth it.


If you need support about any time of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7 with a trained crisis volunteer over text. Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you and help you move towards feeling better. Here’s how the support service works:

  1. Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 anytime when you need support. Standard SMS rates may apply.
  2. A trained volunteer will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feel better.

You can find support for urgent issues such as bullying, relationship breakdown, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and abuse or assault. This is a confidential service, using a secure online platform and is free to use. Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to begin.

We also offer free Crisis Counselling for anyone who is self-harming or thinking of suicide. You can find out more about this service here.

Visit their website to to check out a range of face to face, online, phone and text supports and discover which one feels best for you.

Share these vital support services with your friends, family and LGBTI+ young people in your life. Let them know that they are not alone.