Published in June 2017, this comprehensive report into the mental health of young LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans) people is HUGELY important.
LGB&T Mental Health
The statistics alone are quite shocking. They illustrate that young LGBTQ+ (Queer and/or Questioning) people have much higher rates of poor mental health, than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. This includes self-harm and suicide rates also.
But never before has the available research been compiled and summarised in a single document.
This paper contains the views of 94,000 young people. As such a sizeable representation it’s a really credible source of information – and recommendations.
As part of our planned young people’s mental health support services, Dorset Mind intend to address some of these points. But it’s very clear that the LGBTQ+ community needs additional support.