Mental Health and LGBT + Young People

Mental Health and LGBT + Young People

DATE: Wednesday 13 February 2019

TIME: 1pm - 5pm

LOCATION: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, S1 4SE

Research shows that LGBT+ young people are at much higher risk of suicide and self-harm compared to heterosexual and cisgender young people. LGBT+ youth rates of suicide attempts can be between four and seven times those of their heterosexual and cisgender peers.


The course will:

-        Present facts and statistics relating to LGBT+ young people, suicide, self-harm and mental illness

-        Discuss the context within which LGBT+ young people live their lives

-        Address how to build LGBT+ young people’s resilience, self-esteem and emotional well-being

-        Discuss how to support LGBT+ young people within schools and youth settings

-        Address how to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools and youth settings, and how to provide a positive environment for LGBT+ pupils

-        Present SAYiT services and support offered


The course is FREE. To book a place email Oliver at