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Other Support Services

General support services, some with an LGBT+ focus


Website: https://switchboard.lgbt

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (from 10am - 10pm)

Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Switchboard are an LGBT+ Helpline, which provide a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

Breakout Youth

Website: https://www.breakoutyouth.org.uk/

Breakout Youth is an independent charity based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight offering a confidential support service for young people aged 13 to 21, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.

Enabling Services

Location: Building 37 (Student Services Building)

Website: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentservices/

A first point of call to access the variety of support services the University offers its students. They offer drop-in sessions to discuss the support you require. These run 1pm-3pm Mon-Fri during term-time and 1pm-3pm Mon, Weds, and Fri during University holidays. Attending one of these drop-in sessions will allow the member of staff working to assess what support you require and liaise with the appropriate service.

Support Areas: Disability Support, Dyslexia Support, First Support (Crisis Management), Mental Health and Wellbeing, Residences Support, Advice Centre, Financial Hardship.

SUSU Advice Centre

Location: Level 3, Building 40

Phone: 023 8059 2085 (from 9am - 5pm)

Website: https://www.susu.org/support/advice-centre.html


Phone: 023 8059 5236

Website: https://southampton.nightline.ac.uk/

A confidential listening service run by University of Southampton student volunteers. They can listen to problems and offer information on where to get support if required. They are open every night during term-time 8pm-8am and are a good out-of-hours service when other support services may not be available.