Speak to a trained member of the Mermaids team. 08088010400

If you have or think you may have, been affected by conversion therapy, or anything like it, at any point in your life, support is available for you. 

If this is the first time you are wondering as to whether you have survived conversion practice, we understand this can be scary and confusing. Please remember that support is available for you. 

Different people will need different kinds of support and the most important thing is that you feel as comfortable as possible. 


If you are a survivor, you may have been left with significant trauma that you want support with. If this is the case, seeking counselling with an LGBT+ affirmative counsellor might be the right option for you. 


Contact the dedicated conversion therapy helpline run by experienced LGBT+ staff. The helpline is open to all LGBT+ people in the UK who are victims of so-called “conversion therapy”, or who think they might be at risk. The service is run by LGBT+ anti-abuse charity Galop, which works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year.

The National Conversion Therapy Helpline is open 10:00-16:00, Monday to Friday on 0800 130 3335, or you can email [email protected]

You can seek other sources of support via the Ban Conversion Therapy website.