Mental Health and Healthcare

Our second article for LGBT+ History Month looks at the state of LGBT+ peoples mental health and inequalities which still exist in Health care

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During LGBT history month it is important we also look at what inequalities exist now, although we have come a long way in LGBT+ healthcare in the last 50 years, but there is still a long way to go.  In 2018, Stonewall published its ‘LGBT in Britain – Health Report’, it highlights the experiences of LGBT+ people using Healthcare and who work within Healthcare. 

It found that 52% of LGBT+ people have experienced depression and 23% of LGBT people have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks by healthcare staff.

Homophobia and transphobia are realities in every corner of life for LGBT+ people, and healthcare is no exception, with the scars of the AIDS crisis still visible and the long term damage on LGBT+ communities still very prevalent, we still have a way to go in improving LGBT+ wellbeing in the push for equality. 

You can read the Stonewall Health Report by clicking here

 

 

If you need help and support immediately or at any time, please contact: 

LGBT helpline- 0300 123 2523 

Samaritans- 116 123 

LGBT Foundation Advice Support & Information- 0345 330 303 

The Union also has lots of useful information by clicking here

 

 

 

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