What should the service I commission provide?
- Support that prioritises relationships as key to improving LGBTQ+ young people’s mental health
- Facilitation of relationship building with staff and peers e.g. group work or via signposting to groups
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Ash* (staff member) said “self-esteem and confidence building. Allowing them to share their story and really actively listening to them, because a lot of the time they probably don't feel that they've got a voice. So the fact that they're engaging with somebody who gets them, I think has a massive positive instant impact on their emotional well-being.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.