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Explore our article library, to learn more about general LGBTQ+ mental health concerns, how therapy can help you, and other useful advise on how you can live a more happy and fulfilling life

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Coming out of lockdown with drinking concerns?

Lockdown has affected all of our usual habits, not least of which, our drinking habits. Here are some useful insights into how our community's experiencing these changes and what you can do if you want to address your own changing drinking habits.

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Pride Month and Queer Solidarity: Why intersectionality matters

As LGBTQ+ communities we must find a way to dismantle powerful networks of hate and oppression both within our communities and beyond.

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Managing health anxiety in the time of coronavirus

In times of great uncertainty we need to shift our attitudes to battle our anxieties. Taking on this new attitude will take time, practice and more time. Small steps. One at a time.

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Microaggressions: Everyday discrimination and your mental health

Microaggressions can seem small and inconsequential; a silly joke, an offhand remark, an intrusive question, a look and so on, but together and over time they can chip away at our sense of worth.

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Minority Stress Fact Sheet

A summary of what minority stress is, who is vulnerable to it and what you can do about it

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How might I know I need help?

It's not always easy to figure out when it's time to seek out a therapist or additional help. Here are a few common signs to watch out for.

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The importance of opening up and being vulnerable

Allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be awkward and uncomfortable, even downright scary at times, but it's an important part of therapy. You can teach and train yourself to be more open in the safety of your therapy sessions.

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LGBTQ+ and worried about your mental health during coronavirus?

Feeling anxious, scared, frustrated, uncertain, or a combination of all of these? You are not alone. It’s important to develop strategies to cope with and safeguard your mental wellbeing during this time of uncertainty. Here are some tips.

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You are not alone - many LGBTQ+ people get therapy

Besides the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing, it’s the fear that prevents people from acknowledging and seeking help - don’t be one of them.

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Common types of talking therapy approaches

When it comes to treating mental health issues, what are some of the most common talking therapy approaches out there?

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The importance of LGBTQ+ specialised therapists

If you’re considering therapy and are unsure how to go about finding the right therapist for you, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is ‘should I choose a therapist who’s a member of the LGBTQ+ community?’ 

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Thinking about therapy? Here's what you can expect

A person usually decides to see a therapist because they need help navigating or coping with certain aspects of their lives, but they may not have a clear understanding of what that help will entail. So, what is it that you can expect to get from therapy?

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First hand experience with therapy - a bisexual man's testimonial

"I'd already been in therapy for a while when I first realised that my therapist thought being gay was somehow a problem for me. What could be more invalidating for a queer person than such disbelief in their own lived experience?" 

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My first day in therapy

"My first experience of therapy was 6 years ago when I was living in London. I had convinced myself that I didn’t need any more help. Looking back, I don’t know how I ever believed that was the case."

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How to get the most out of therapy

There is no 'right way' in therapy, it's work, sometimes hard work, but there are ways you can train yourself to get the most out of your sessions and therapy more generally.

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Online therapy for LGBTQ+ people

Digital therapy can provide a lifeline and support for LGBTQ+ people who either can't or prefer not to meet in person.

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Anxiety Fact Sheet

A short summary of what anxiety is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it

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What do we mean by 'mental health'?

LGBTQ+ people are sadly more likely to struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This makes you wonder, what does it mean to have good mental health?

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Depression Fact Sheet

A short summary of what depression is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it

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Stress Fact Sheet

A short summary of what stress is, the most common symptoms, who is vulnerable and what you can do about it