We’re pleased to announce our National Conversion Therapy Helpline has received Government funding to keep the lines open and to expand the support we’re able to offer to all LGBT+ victims of conversion “therapies”.
We are incredibly grateful to every single person who donated so generously to help us set up and run the helpline for the first six months. Without the help of our supporters, this service simply would not have existed.
At Galop, we work with current victims of so-called ‘conversion therapy’, many of whom have very few places to turn to for help. Some people we have spoken to on our helpline have been put through this abuse for a decade or longer. Our focus will always be making sure every member of our community who needs support in the wake of this kind of abuse and violence has a place they can seek support and help.
Our National Conversion Therapy Helpline will continue to be open to any LGBT+ person who has experienced this abuse, as well as anyone who thinks they, or someone they know, might be at risk.
Thanks to this funding, we will also be able to expand the ways in which people can contact us to include online support, as well as creating a library of information and resources for people who might not be ready to talk to someone yet.
We will continue to work for a conversion therapy ban for the entire LGBT+ community, and while we do we are glad to be able to continue to provide our services so that LGBT+ victims and survivors of conversion practices in the UK have somewhere to turn to.
For anyone needing support, our National Conversion Therapy Helpline is open on 0800 130 3335 and CThelp@galop.org.uk