Please find below resources to support the mental health of LGBTQI+ young people which includes advice and guidance around a range of topics which might impact on their mental health. 


LGBTQI+ Mental Health

This resource was created by the Anna Freud Centre following a survey of and workshops with LGBTQI+ young people including Young Champions from the Anna Freud Centre.

Research has shown that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTQI+) young people are over two-and-a-half times more likely to have a mental health problem as those who identify as heterosexual.  Being LGBTQI+ does not mean that a young person will have a mental health problem - the majority do not and many feel they can cope with the ups and downs of everyday life.  However, identifying as part of the LGBTQI+ community can lead to unique challenges in growing up including fears about coming out, worries about being accepted by friends and family, and the impact of prejudice and discrimination. 

This resource, LGBTQI+ mental health, explores some important topics in relation to being a member of the LGBTQI+ community. It provides advice for LGBTQI+ young people on where to go to get additional  support for mental health problems should they arise.  

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust provides resources for LGBT+ young people.

On these pages you will find some helpful information covering a range of different things such as coming out, faith and religion, and staying safe. You’ll also find stories and experiences from other LGBT+ people in the “People like me” section. 

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

Transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face. 

We provide safe spaces to support LGBTQ+ Communities.

check out our website 

Not A Phase is a trans-led, grassroots charity dedicated to awareness campaigning, social projects and funding new initiatives for our community. 

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.

We offer support to local parents groups and contacts in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members with love and pride. FFLAG volunteers are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans children supported by other volunteers.

These young people and their families face serious homophobia and transphobia in our society, which brings in its wake prejudice, bullying and alienation. 

LGBTQ+ inclusive books for young people 

3861 LBGQTi NSA.pdf

LGBTQ+ Youth Group

No Straight Answer (NSA) is a youth club for young people aged 11-19 who are or feel they may be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. No Straight Answer is held at Heatham House Youth Centre, Twickenham every Friday. (We don’t advertise the exact time of the session on publicity material as we are keen to protect the identities of members of the group.)

The session is really diverse with full access to all of Heatham’s activities including sport, music, cooking, and art. It provides support, guidance and a safe space for young people to make new friends, socialise and take part in a wide range of activities. We also promote and explore young people's understanding of LGBTQ+identity, relationships and mental health through activities, discussions and workshops. As well as activities and discussions, young people also have the space to speak with a counsellor who is in session once a term that is also part of the community. 

Please contact: Alex Quennell or Justin Johnson for more information and to find out the time of the session.