Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and people of other minorities, like anyone, will experience mental health challenges and distress during their lifetime. However, the evidence both from the UK and internationally highlights increased levels of common mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and stress among people from these groups.
The negative impacts of experiences of discrimination and marginalisation, both direct and indirect, on LGBT+ individuals and groups are well established, with research indicating that:
• 52% of young LGBT+ people reported self-harm either recently or in the past compared to 25% of heterosexual non-trans young people and 44% of young LGBT+ people have considered suicide compared to 26% of heterosexual non-trans young people.
This course will explore the difficulties in coming out experienced by LGBT+ people and the impact this has on their mental health. Most importantly, it will explore options for how we can all support people better as peers, family members and mental health professionals.
By the end of this course, you will:
Date: 19 January 2024
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Redbank House, 4 St. Chad’s Street, Manchester M8 8QA
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