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Pride at Mind

We’re here for anyone who’s LGBTQIA+ all year round. But Pride is a special time to celebrate, to protest, to reflect. For Pride 2023, we’re focusing on why Pride is important to mental health. 

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg. This link will take you to a Welsh translation of this page.

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.

It has been a long journey of acceptance, of acceptance of myself, who I am, my beliefs and my values. I now live for myself. I have had to be compassionate to myself.Read Julien's story


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.

Read about our work to ban conversion therapy

Looking for support?

If you’re finding things tough, you can access support through the options below.

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Our Infoline

Our Infoline can tell you where to get help near you. It can also give you info on mental health problems, treatment options, and advocacy services.

Call the Infoline


Side by Side

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can talk about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you're going through.

Visit Side by Side


Local Minds

Local Minds provide mental health services across England and Wales. Services include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support.

Find your local Mind

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. 

Read our information

Follow us on social media

We’ll be talking about Pride on social media throughout June. Follow to learn more about LGBTQIA+ people’s mental health, and hear directly from people about their experiences.

Other ways to get involved

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