Gay Switchboard Ireland

Dublin Visit Website Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service to the LGBT+ community and allies


Gay Switchboard Ireland

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Since 1974, our volunteers have been at the front line of confidential support for the LGBT community. As Ireland’s oldest LGBT support service, Gay Switchboard Ireland looks forward to expanding and diversifying the ways in which it offers support in the future. While the issues may have changed over the decades, the need for Gay Switchboard hasn’t. Our phones continue to ring each day. Last year we answered 2760 phone calls, highlighting how Gay Switchboard Ireland still has an important role to play in Irish society.  We’d like to thank all the volunteers, past & present for their time and commitment to the callers and the community over the years. You have made the service what it is today.

Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service.

Their friendly trained volunteers provide a safe space where listening, support, information and signposting are provided to all callers in a non- directive or judgmental way.

The service is available to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+), their parents, families and friends and to anyone who has concerns relating to sexuality, gender identity, sexual and mental health.

Gay Switchboard Ireland’s core values ensure that you will get a non judgemental and reassuring attitude from us when you make contact and values community engagement.

They have about 40 trained support volunteers who come from all walks of life. Equally, there is a range of ways that you can get support from us; from phone to dropping in for a face to face chat.

The service is operated entirely by trained, friendly and supportive volunteers who come from all walks of life and won’t judge you or tell you what to do.

Their confidentiality promise to you is that nobody else will be told about your call. Read Gay Switchboard Ireland’s confidentiality policy.

Whatever it is that you need to talk about, you can call Gay Switchboard Ireland’s friendly volunteers  7 days a week on 01-872 1055. (Click here for call charges)

The Helpline service is available

Monday to Friday: 6:30pm – 9pm

Saturday: 2pm – 6pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays: 4pm – 6pm

If you’d prefer to chat with someone face to face then you are always welcome to drop in on Saturdays or email us [email protected]

Instant Messaging Chat Support is available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

If you need support outside our opening times, please contact Samaritans on Freephone 116 123

How much does it cost to call the Gay Switchboard Ireland Helpline?

Calls to the Switchboard  Helpline are charged at local rates from landlines. Costs from mobile phones may vary depending on your service provider.

Email Support

Switchboard provides daily Email Support on [email protected]

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