What should I know?

According to the United Nations, as a young person you have a right to good mental health and mental health services. This means that you should be supported to understand and express the full range of your feelings and emotions, in ways that feel safe for you.

What might help me?

  1. Being in spaces and receiving support that makes you feel comfortable and helps you if you don’t
  2. Using feeling words to express yourself
  3. Sharing your feelings with staff and other young people


Queer Futures 2 – Know Your Rights to EMOTIONS video

Right to health and health services (Article 24)

Article 24 – Further information

Understanding my rights (Article 24)

42nd Street – LGBTQ+ wellbeing resources

Cara Friend – Mental health guidance for LGBTQI+ young people

Allsorts – Five Ways to Wellness

Gendered Intelligence – Mental health and trans people

To listen to what is written on this page, click below

Hayden* (young person) said “they provide emotional support and just are amazing at knowing how you feel and why you feel like that.”

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

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