LGBT+ Mental Health
Some people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. Other people don’t feel that they fit into traditional categories of gender and sexuality. Some people who identify as LGBT+ may experience difficulties that affect their health and well-being. LGBT+ people can face prejudice and discrimination as part of a minority. This section looks at some of these issues and how to get support.
- LGBT+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. The ‘+’ is an inclusive term for people who do not feel that they fit into traditional categories of gender or sexuality.
- Research shows that mental health problems, like depression and anxiety are more common in the LGBT+ community.
- There are specialist LGBT+ charities and mental health services that you may be able access for support.
- The Equality Act 2010 states that no service provider or employer may discriminate against anyone because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
This section covers:
- What does LGBT+ mean?
- What issues might LGBT+ people face?
- Where can I get help?
- What if I have problems accessing services?
These pages are created by the Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed September 2017, next review Sept 2020.
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