Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender young people
According to a recent report by Stonewall, 96% of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people hear homophobic and biphobic remarks in school. 83% of transgender students experience name calling.
Is it any wonder then that LGBT young people suffer with mental health difficulties and often feel lonely and isolated? Many young people are afraid to seek help for fear of judgement or maybe not taken seriously. The hardest part for many is telling family and friends and so may hide their true self for many years.
With the common difficulties of being an adolescent as well as experiencing many different emotions as a young LGBT person, it is not easy to make sense of thoughts and feelings. Many LGBT young people suffer with low mood and self-esteem which can lead to problems such as depression, anxiety, self-harm or even suicidal thoughts.
Adolescent Wellbeing offers a safe place for LGBT young people to freely explore their world without judgement. With experience and expertise, Adolescent Wellbeing will support young people with any concerns.
If you think Adolescent Wellbeing can help, please get in touch. You may need a parent or carer to help you with this.
Stonewall are an organisation who support the LGBT community on an individual basis, in schools and the workplace. The sub section of Stonewall Youth offers advice and information to young people. For more information please go to https://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/