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Understanding from our perspective

In this learning guide, we’ll explore the unique challenges and obstacles young LGBTQIA+ people face when accessing mental health crisis support. We’ll provide essential advice and information to help you better understand and support a young person in crisis within the LGBTQIA+ community. By focusing on key terms, perspectives, and experiences, this guide aims to enrich your practice and enhance your ability to empathise and engage with young LGBTQIA+ individuals in need of support

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Average completion time: 15 minutes

What you will learn

By the end of this guide you will have:

  • A foundational understanding of terms and language within the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Insight into the unique challenges young LGBTQIA+ individuals face while discovering their identities and navigating society.

Sections in this guide:

  • What is different?

    Explore the distinct aspects of supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in crisis.
  • Pronouns

    Understand the significance of using appropriate pronouns when engaging with LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Challenges young LGBTQIA+ individuals face

    Delve into the obstacles and hurdles young LGBTQIA+ individuals encounter in their lives.