Local Mental Health Support

First published: 6th April 2022
Last updated: 22nd January 2024
Who is this page for?

LGBTQ+ young people, families and professionals who support them. 


If your wondering who you can turn to for mental health support, this resource contains links to organisations who can help. 

If you need support right now:

Call NHS 111 and selecting the mental health option to speak to a NHS professional - they're there 24/7  

This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Specially-trained mental health staff will speak to you and discuss with you your mental health care needs. More details about this here: First Response Service 

If you or someone is in immediate danger or someone is at immediate risk to others, ring 999.


Other services who can support you:

  • The Samaritans – call for free 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org (it may take several days to receive a response by email)
  • SHOUT: free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK - text 'HEAR' to 85258
  • Childline - call for free on 0800 1111
  • LGBT+ Switchboard – 0800 0119 100, 10pm - 10pm every day, email and text chat available on their website
  • Mindline Trans+ - 0300 330 5468, 8-11pm on Fridays