Mental health problems can affect any of us, but they’re more common among people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT). This may be linked to LGBT people’s experience of iscrimination, homophobia or transphobia, bullying, social isolation, or rejection because of their sexuality.
Other things, such as their age, religion, where they live, and their ethnicity can add extra complications to an already difficult situation.
You can access your local mental health services through your GP, and here are some support sources for anyone identifying as LGBTQIA+ and suffering with mental health problems.
Mindline Trans+ (Somerset)
Mindline Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, or Non-binary. You can reach us on 0300 330 5468.
Gendered Intelligence (London, Leeds, Bristol)
Gendered Intelligence runs youth groups in London, Leeds and Bristol for trans, non-binary and questioning young people. It also runs a peer-led support group in London for people aged 18 to 30.
Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help.
LGBT Foundation (Greater Manchester)
Mind LGBTQ (National)
Mind LGBTQ provides information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, non-binary, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ).