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What we need people supporting us in crisis to know
In this guide, we’re going to share our experiences and thoughts as young LGBTQIA+ people about what we need you to know and how you can best support us during a crisis. We appreciate your openness to learn and grow with us.Start Guide
What you will learn
By the end of this guide you will have:
- Decoded the acronym LGBTQIA+ and understood the terms associated with it.
- Grasped what we, as young LGBTQIA+ people, need from crisis support.
- Realised how our past experiences or those of others around us can influence our interactions with services.
Sections in this guide:
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?In this section, we break down the meaning of LGBTQIA+ and explain what each letter represents. We've also included resources for further reading. Keep in mind that language evolves, so it's crucial to stay informed and adaptable.
Culture and social issuesThis section focuses on cultural and social issues which impact young LGBTQIA+ young people’s identity as well as mental health. This includes stereotyping and misconceptions on both identity and around mental health.