LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Some people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans, queer or questioning and others (LGBTQ+). Changes in equality in the past twenty years have meant that society is changing for the better. However, some people who identify as LGBTQ+ experience difficulties that can affect their health and well-being. LGBTQ+ people all experience coming out and can face prejudice and discrimination as part of a minority.
- LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning and others.
- Research shows that mental health problems like depression and anxiety can be more common in LGBTQ+ people.
- There may be specialist LGBTQ+ mental health services in your area that you can access for support.
- The Equality Act 2010 states that no service provider may discriminate against anyone because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
This section covers:
- What does LGBTQ+ mean?
- What issues might LGBTQ 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 October 2015, next review Sept 2017.
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