Summary of report contentHealthwatch Wandsworth launched a survey to gain insight into the mental health experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community to help inform the London Assembly Health Committee’s review into the issues. Twenty-five people submitted their views by completing the survey, which had been circulated via the website and social media channels. The questions posed related to notable challenges the community might face including accessibility to support, performance of services within the community, barriers to support and suggestions for better promotion and prevention of mental ill health for the LGBT community. The survey responses highlight the following themes: Inadequate access to appropriate support systems, a sense of misunderstanding and judgement from existing support systems, perceived stigma and discrimination attached to mental ill health and the LGBT community and a fear of accessing services. The report contains detailed recommendations addressing the findings, but does not contain a response from any external bodies who may be the intended audience for recommendations.
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Mental health in the LGBT community
Date evidence capture began
Friday, 21 October, 2016
Date evidence capture finished
Saturday, 5 November, 2016
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Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
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Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
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Depression and anxiety service
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)
Community based services for people with mental health needs
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