A new LGBT helpline has been launched for residents living in Cumbria.

The charity OutReach Cumbria says the helpline will give LGBT people who are in need an opportunity to share their problems.

It will also provide advice and information on accessing LGBT services in the Cumbria area.

The helpline will operate every Thursday evening from 7pm – 9.30pm.

It can be reached from a landline on 0800 345 7440 or from a mobile on 0300 123 7440.

More information can be found on the OutReach Cumbria website.