A note on language: we are using LGBTQIA+ as an umbrella term for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other identities. We know that the experiences of those within LGBTQIA+ communities are unique; each person’s life experiences are intersectional and nuanced, and those who are LGBTQIA+ do not exist as one group.

Suicide doesn’t discriminate; and anybody can experience thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, those of us who are LGBTQIA+ are more likely to experience these thoughts.

It’s important to stress that being LGBTQIA+ does not cause these thoughts, rather the issues and challenges faced by those of us that are LGBTQIA+, can sometimes contribute, such as: homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, social exclusion, difficult experiences coming out, stigma and discrimination.

PAPYRUS is always here for you, should you ever need us. Our HOPELINE247 service is an inclusive, non-judgmental space to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts of suicide.

We’re here for you from 9am to midnight, every single day of the year.

Call 0800 068 4141

Text 88247


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Further help and support

Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports young LGBTQIA+ people (aged 16-25) who are homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Bi Cymru/ Wales

The all-Wales network for people attracted to more than one gender and people who think they may be bi

Cara Friend

Cara Friend supports and empowers the LGBTQIA+ community in Northern Ireland.


Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life.

House of Rainbow

House of Rainbow is a safe space for the spiritual growth and inclusion for black LGBTQ+ people.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.


Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

Mind Out

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

Mindline Trans+

Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid… They are also here to support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.

Rainbow Project

Promoting the health and wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland.


Stonewall fights for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.


LGBT+ helpline providing a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

Unity Group Wales

Unity Group Wales supports LGBTQIA+ communities across Wales.


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