Identifying and evaluating mental health early intervention services and self-care support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth: A mixed methods study.

Description

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people are more likely to suffer from depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and poor mental health than heterosexual young people.

In the largest UK research study conducted so far, young people who were LGB and under 35 years old were two times more likely to have poor mental health compared to heterosexual young people. We also know that despite having more mental health problems, LGBT young people are reluctant to seek help from mental health services, and when they do, they often find them unhelpful.

There is very little research on LGBT young people and mental health services and as a result we do not understand their mental health support needs. The aim of our study is to produce research that will improve the provision of mental health early intervention services and self-care support to LGBT young people in England and Wales.
Short titleQueer futures 2
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21

Funding

  • NIHR