What should I know?

As an LGBTQ+ young person, there may be ways in which accessing support feels more difficult or frightening for you than for other young people e.g. because you’re worried about being outed.

Services should help you with the things you need to access support and make sure you feel comfortable when you do.

What might help me?

  1. Support with transport costs and finding your way to the service, whether online or in person
  2. Having online support available if attending in person is difficult for you
  3. Being able to see that the service is inclusive of LGBTQ+ people


Understanding your rights in relation to mental health

Right to health and health services (Article 24)

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Adele* (young person) said “it seemed like a more inclusive space and the workers seemed more understanding than the support I was getting at that time. I think as well to my knowledge it was the only charity that I knew had a space for LGBT People of Colour so that was good. The workers just seemed in general more skilled at that kind of support for LGBT people.”

*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.

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