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  • Email
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We have provided support and information to millions of people since our phone started ringing in 1974. Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of supporting our communities in facing the issues of the day.

Founded on March 4th 1974 Switchboard’s information and support helpline operated for five hours every evening in a small room above a bookshop near Kings Cross Station.

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off-limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

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  • Alcohol addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coming Out
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Abuse / Violence
  • Drug addiction
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Hate Crime
  • Loss / Grieving
  • Relationship / Marriage
  • Sexual abuse survivors
  • Sexual Health
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Signposting
  • Parents
Area served: Nationwide
Opening hours:
Mon. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM - 00:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Payment Options:
  • Free service
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