During Pride 2023, we’re sharing stories from LGBTQIA+ people with lived experience of a mental health problem. They’re explaining why Pride is important to their mental health.
And remember, we support all LGBTQIA+ communities – not just during Pride, but all year round. For example, we’re fighting to ban conversion 'therapy'. And if you’re finding things tough, we have information and support for you. You can read more about our work below.
Banning conversion therapy for everyone
Conversion therapy is any attempt to change or 'cure' someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. It's an unethical and harmful practice that must be banned. LGBTQIA+ people don’t need to 'cure' their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Conversion 'therapy' is not therapy. It’s harmful and it’s putting people at risk. We’re calling on the UK government to ban conversion therapy for everyone.
Looking for support?
If you’re finding things tough, you can access support through the options below.
Local Minds provide mental health services across England and Wales. Services include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support.
Information on LGBTQIA+ mental health
If you’re LGBTQIA+, we have lots of information to support you with your mental health.
Being LGBTQIA+ does not cause mental health problems. But some things you may go through as an LGBTQIA+ person can make you more likely to experience a mental health problem.
And conversations during Pride month can get heavy too, so it's important to take steps to put the right kind of self care in place.