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LGBT+ and LGBTQ
LGBT+ communities are at greater risk of poor mental health and wellbeing, suffering from higher rates of self harm and depression than heterosexual and cis-gender individuals. High rates of domestic and familial violence and increased exposure to adverse situations such as prejudice caused bullying, violence, parental/family or friend rejection, and discrimination, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, can compound negative feelings and patterns of thought. Added to this, the difficulty some LGBT+ individuals face in coming to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity can lead to low mood, anxiety or stress.
At Steps2Wellbeing we strive to offer everyone help with their mental health in a supportive and compassionate way, including all LGBT+ community members whether they are 'out' /self-identifying as LGBT+, or LGBTQ (LGBT 'Questioning'/exploring or on the journey to self-identifying as LGBT+). We understand the unique experiences people go through in life affect the likelihood and way people may experience mental health conditions, and offer an understanding talking therapy service to help.
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LGB&T Dorset Equality Network, working with the Dorset Healthcare NHS University Foundation Trust for LGBT+ community appropriate mental healthcare services support! http://lgbtdorsetequality.network/