If you think you’ve been subjected to or are being offered so-called ‘conversion therapy’, or if you’re not sure, but would like to talk about your situation, support is available.
There are different ways to contact us. All of them are free and you can use them anonymously:
Galop’s National Conversion Therapy Helpline
If you’re experiencing abuse aimed at changing, altering, or ‘curing’ your identity, Galop’s National Conversion Therapy Helpline is here for you. So-called ‘conversion therapy’ can have long-term impacts on people. If this has happened to you in the past and you are still struggling with it, if you or someone you know is currently experiencing it, or if you feel like you, or someone else, might be at risk of it, you can reach out to us for support via phone, email or live chat.
Conversations will last up to 40 minutes but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in touch again on another day.
You can contact us by phone on 0800 130 3335 or you can speak with one of our advisors through our online chat in the bottom right of the screen.
Our opening hours are:
Monday, 10.00 – 20.30
Tuesday, 10.00 – 20.30
Wednesday, 10.00 – 20.30
Thursday, 10.00 – 20.30
Friday, 10.00 – 16.30
If you’re not ready to speak to a person yet, our chatbot can help you find more information.
Available 24/7, 365 days a year in the bottom right of the screen.
We won’t ask for your details, unless you would like us to refer you for further support, which could include a follow up call or email.
We may break confidentiality only if there is a serious safeguarding issue affecting you or a child or vulnerable adult. This will always be discussed with you, unless it is unsafe to do so. Breaking confidentiality is something we take very seriously and only do when absolutely necessary to protect life or prevent harm to a child or vulnerable adult. If you have questions about this, please ask the helpline advisors.
What to expect when you contact us
We provide support for people who have experienced, been offered, or are unsure if they have experienced, any form of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ or practice. Our specialist team works in an empowerment-based, trauma-informed way, centred on what each individual person needs.
Talking about abuse and violence can be difficult enough without worrying that your identity, relationships, or what happened or is happening to you might be questioned or misunderstood. We understand there is a wide range of orientations, gender identities and forms of expression, and relationship models, and provide a welcoming space for all.
Help you may be offered:
- Information on your rights and options
- Ongoing emotional support
- Assistance and advocacy around potentially going to the police and navigating the criminal justice system
- Information on safety and emergency housing options
- Advice and support to help you or someone you know get to safety
- Referrals or signposting to specialist or local services and organisations
Translation services are available to those who do not have English as a first language.
Find out more
If you’re not ready to speak to anyone yet, you can read some of our conversion therapy resources.
Conversion Therapy Helpline
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm