Outside of QUB LGBT+ Society, there are many places you can go for support if you need it.
Local LGBT+ Organisations offer everything from social events, sexual health testing, advocacy, advice, and counselling. Many of these organisations are also reliant on volunteers.
There is also support available to all QUB students through Queen’s.
If you are in despair or need emergency help the following helplines are available:
The Samaritans phone line is available 24/7. You can phone free on 116 123 if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobile.
|LGBT Switchboard NI is a free helpline run by Cara-friend. They provide a listening ear and information on a wide range of issues including health & well-being, legal concerns, information on the social scene and details of LGB&T community groups but you can call if you just need someone to talk to. They are available Monday-Friday: 1pm – 4pm and Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm and can be contacted on 0808 8000 390 or you can use the live chat on their website.|
| QUB Nightline is a free, confidential listening and information service run by students for students at Queen’s. Nightline is a national charity which operates at over 40 universities throughout the UK. It is a service designed to support student wellbeing and pastoral care, and is an advocate for promoting awareness about mental health problems in student populations.
You can contact them by phone or messaging. They’re open every Tuesday and Friday from 8pm to 2am. Call on 02890 975453 or message on qub.nightline.ac.uk/webim or email at firstname.lastname@example.org