Our mental health can be affected by lots of different things and we know that for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, issues such as homophobia, isolation and discrimination can really start to take their toll, along with everything else life can throw at us.
In fact, it’s thought that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at significantly higher risk of mental health problems, suicidal thoughts and deliberate self harm than heterosexual people.
So it’s never been more important to get to know your mental health, learn how to take care of it and don’t be afraid to ask for support, no matter what it is you’re going through, you’re not alone.
What is mental health?
Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.read more
Here we explore some of the negative influences lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* people may experience.read more
Most people tend to feel sad or miserable at one time or another, but when these feelings get in the way of us living our lives, it’s a probl...read more
Issues faced by LGBT people…
We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are even more likely to be affected by mental health problems, but why is this?read more
It’s important to recognise that there can also be things that have a positive influence on our mental health.read more
Some people experience overwhelming anxiety on a daily basis.read more