Oxford University Students Union - Panel Debate

Oxford University Students Union: Panel discussion about LGBT+ mental health

Oxford University Students Union’s “Mind Your Head” campaign organised a panel event to talk about issues and stigma around mental health issues within the LGBT+ community. Naz & Matt Foundation was invited to be part of the panel and talk about the evidence and real-life experiences our Foundation hears about.

Studies show that LGBT+ people show higher rates of poor psychological health, including high rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, drug and alcohol misuse, with some patients are reluctant, or not able to disclose their sexuality to healthcare staff. Adding to this ‘Gay Cure Therapy‘ is still available and imposed by some families on their children in effort to ‘cure’ their children of their ‘gayness’.

Find out more information about the Mind Your Campaign > >