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Posted: 17th November 2022

LGBTQ+ support in York

Explaining what it means to be LGBTQ+ on a broad spectrum is difficult because your sexuality and your gender are unique to you.

A study by Stonewall found that half half of the LGBTQIA+ community had experienced depression, and one in eight of those aged between 18-24 had attempted to take their own life (Stonewall).

Anybody can experience a mental health problem. Many people who identify to this community do not have problems with their mental health. However, those of who belong to the LGBTQ+community are more likely to develop a mental health problem because of unique challenges in life as a result of societal pressures, discrimination, and isolation.

You are not alone, support is available, all year round.

Listed below are services found within both York, and at the national level.

Queer Peers - A support group, based in York, for those aged between 14-25 which meets online bi-weekly.

York LGBT Forum - A local charity in York who work to improve the rights of LGBTQ+ people in York.

Switchboard - A helpline who will listen and support you.

Anna Freud - A helpful resource about mental health and your sexuality and gender.

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