Helen Jones, CEO of MindOut, met Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education at the House of Commons launch of MindOut’s LGBTQ Mental Health Good Practice guide on March 1.
MPs from around the UK dropped in to find out about LGBT+ mental health and pick up copies of the Guide.
MindOut, the LGBT+ Mental Health Service and Mind were asking MPs to take the Guide back to their local mental health service commissioners and providers, to ask providers to take up the offer of affirmative practice training and for all providers to put key actions in place.
All too often, LGBT+ people are reluctant to seek support from mental health services when they need it for fear of heterosexist, cisgenderist and uninformed treatment.
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