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Sexuality & Gender Identity


BeLonG To provides support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland through a number of support services.   If you are LGBTI+ and have questions, worries, or just need to have a chat in a safe space, BeLonG To can provide you with information, support, and a listening ear.  BeLonG To support youth groups around the country where you can be yourself, meet new people and seek help.Monday Chats:  Between 3-7pm: Free service for 14-23 year-olds. Book an appointment via the email or telephone number below.

pieta house Belong

This is a free support service for LGBTI+ young people aged 14-23 years who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. Email or call to book an appointment get support and to sign up for free sessions.  This service is provided by BelonG To in conjunction with Pieta, the centre for prevention of suicide & self-harm.  Counselling sessions take place in BelonG To Parliament Street in Dublin city centre. 

LGBT Ireland

Listening & information Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) individuals, their family & friends. Helplines, instant messaging support and peer support groups.National LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539 (Daily, Mon-Thur 6:30pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 4pm-6pm)

Transgender Family support Line: 00 353 1 9073707 (Sun 6pm-9pm & Tues, 10am-12pm)

Available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the Switchboard provides support and resources to all areas of the LGBTQIA community and to their families, friends and allies. Services include confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support. Email for support or even to volunteer.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30 - 9pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun & bank holidays): +353 1 5253113 4pm - 6pm
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Email:

TENI seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. TENI is dedicated to ending transphobia, including stigma, discrimination and inequality and engages in activities that promote the equality and well-being of the trans community. TENI are available to help you and provide you with the information you need when you need it and work closely with the LGBT Helpline.  

  • Gender Identity Family Support Line: (01) 907 3707
  • Office Phone: (01) 873 3575
  • Email:

text 50808

Text About It is a confidential text messaging support service that provides immediate support for anyone going through a mental health or emotional crisis – big or small.  Crisis volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations and the service is free across all networks. Text About It is ideal if you rather text than speak to someone face to face or by phone. If the short code doesn't work on your network (An Post/48), you can still use the service by texting HELLO to 0861800280. Standard network message rates may apply to this 086 number. 

  • Available every day 24 hours a day.
  • Text HELLO to 50808 to start the conversation or text HELLO to 0861800280
  • 50808 Service is Free
  • Standard message rates apply to 086 1800280 number only.
  • Website:
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