Holiday Information

Galop’s helpline will close at 4pm on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open at 10am on Monday 4th January. You can leave a message on the answerphone or fill in the online report form here on the website if you want to tell us about something. We will get back to you as soon as possible in the New Year. Galop’s helpline: 020 7704 2040

Our office will close at noon on Thursday 24th December and re-open at 10am on Monday 4th January. Galop’s office: 020 7704 6767

In an emergency: call 999
If you have been hurt, threatened or experience any kind of harassment or violence, call the police. For emergencies call 999, otherwise call 101.

If you have information or questions about the Barking murder inquiry:

You can call the police incident room on 020 8358 0400. The police can talk to you in confidence, even if you want to be anonymous. If you would prefer to talk to Galop first, you can email or fill in the confidential online form here on the website. We will get back to you in the first week of January.

If you need support and someone to talk to while we are closed, here are some useful options:

  • London LGBT Switchboard offers listening, advice and useful contacts and is open every day from 10am to 11pm. Tel: 0300 330 0630.
  • Samaritans is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Tel: 116 123
  • Childline has useful information, web chat and telephone support for young people Tel: 0800 1111
  • The website has lots of useful information and links if you experience harassment on social media or online.

If you experience sexual assault:

In addition to calling the police on 999, you can get confidential emergency treatment and help at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

If you experience domestic abuse:

In addition to calling the police on 999, you can find advice and someone to talk to at:


We wish you all a peaceful and safe festive season
The Galop team

Our services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more