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Let's take pride in our mental health

Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, asexual, intersex, or another diverse gender or sexuality poses its own unique mental health challenges.

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Get the support you need for your mental health and emotional wellbeing

It might not be easy, but you deserve to get help with issues you’re struggling to deal with on your own. Talking with a therapist who’s trained to work with LGBTQ+ people may help with issues such as:

  • exploring your sexual orientation
  • coping with other people’s reactions to your sexuality
  • feeling your body does not reflect your true gender (gender dysphoria)
  • transitioning
  • low self-esteem
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts
  • depression
  • coping with bullying and discrimination
  • anger, isolation or rejection from family, friends or your community
  • fear of violence
  • healing from domestic violence and controlling relationships

Where to go if you need help

There is support available to you where you live.

Use the links below to find support near you:

Community based support is also available. Local Mind charities work within the community near you offering tailored support. That can include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support. Search for your local Mind.

If someone’s life is at risk, they have taken an overdose or seriously harmed themselves, or you are worried you cannot keep them safe, call 999 or go to A&E immediately.
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Advice for children and young people struggling with their sexuality or gender identity

Young Minds offer support to children and young people struggling with their mental health. They have specific information, support, and advice about sexuality and gender identity.

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Supporting your child with their gender identity

If your child’s experience with gender identity is affecting their mental health, Young Minds can help.

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