Coming to terms with our identities isn’t always easy. We know things can feel tough. We want you to know you’re not alone. That's why, this month, we're sharing stories from young LGBTQIA+ people on our social media.
We support all LGBTQIA+ communities. Not just during Pride. But all year round. We’re fighting to ban conversion therapy. If you’re finding things tough, we’re here for you.
“Don’t let anyone tell you there is a right or wrong way to come out. Everyone's experience is different. The right time is when you are ready. You are the one in control. Allow yourself to be proud of who you are. We are all in this together.”
Amy – on coming out
If you’re LGBTIQ+, we have lots of information and tips 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. We’re here to help.
Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health, and connect with others who understand what you are going through.
Local Minds provide mental health services across England and Wales. Services include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support.
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 a therapy. It’s harmful and it’s putting people at risk of poor mental health. We’re calling on the UK Government to ban conversion therapy for everyone.