With a virtual BiCon this year, some of you might wonder, how we are going to offer a listening service? In a nutshell, we will still have a team of experienced listeners on duty and a central email (firstname.lastname@example.org), which you can contact if you are in need of a listener. The listening team will then get in touch with you and arrange a way to connect that works best for the both of you (e.g. a call or a chat). We will still follow the principle of confidentiality and anonymity.
Please be aware that the listening team is not equipped to deal with acute or severe mental health issues or crises. If you feel you need more support than a friendly, listening ear, we suggest contacting one
of the following services:
Switchboard LGBT+ helpline (phone, chat, email): https://switchboard.lgbt
Samaritans (phone, email): https://www.samaritans.org
LGBT Foundation helpline (phone, email): https://lgbt.foundation/helpline
Times will be Friday 5 to 8pm, Sat 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.