LGBTQI+ Youth Mental Health Survey
Research shows that LGBTQI+ youth are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to have a mental health problem as those who identify as heterosexual.

Last year, the Anna Freud Centre launched On My Mind, a free website to support young people aged up to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing.  On My Mind was co-produced with young people including those from the LGBTQI+ community.  This survey will help us develop On My Mind to more effectively support LGBTQI+ young people who may be struggling or worrying about their mental health or wellbeing.

This survey is an anonymous survey which should take 5 minutes to complete.  You only have to complete answers you are comfortable answering.  We will use the findings of the survey to develop new resources and support through workshops with LGBTQI+ youth.  

As the survey is anonymous, we have no way of tracing anyone who is wanting help.  The following services are always available if you feel you need immediate help with your mental health:
Childline:  0800 1111
Samaritans:  116 123
Emergency Services:  999

You can also find details of other services offering immediate help on our Urgent Help page.
 
1.

How old are you?

 

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2.

What region are you from?

Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
East of England
East Midlands
Greater London
North East
North West
South East
South West
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
Europe or International
3.
How do you identify? (please select all that apply)
Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Pansexual
Transgender
Transexual
Queer
Questioning
Intersex
Asexual
Genderqueer
Gender non conforming
Prefer not to say
Other  
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4.

Are you able to be out to (tick all that apply):

Parents or Carers
Siblings
Extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc)
Close friends
Your peers (fellow students or work colleagues)
Teachers, lecturers and/or employers
Your GP
Mental Health professionals
5.

Have you ever experienced problems with your mental health or wellbeing?

Yes
No
Not sure
6.

Have you ever had a mental health diagnosis?

Yes
No
Not sure
7.

If your answer to the above was yes, what diagnosis or diagnoses have you had? (Tick all that apply).

ADHD
Alcohol or substance misuse
Anorexia
Anxiety
Autism
Binge eating disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline personality
Bulimia Nervosa
Conduct Disorder
Mild Depression
Moderate or severe depression
Psychotic despression
OCD
Psychosis or schizophrenia
PTSD
Self-harm
Social Anxiety Disorder
Tourette syndrome
Other  
8.
Have you ever felt suicidal?  
Yes
No
Not sure
If you currently feel like you may harm yourself or others, please visit our Urgent Help page for a list of services offering free 24 hours support or dial 999 for medical assistance.
 
9.

If you've ever been worried about your mental health or wellbeing, did you know where to look for support online? 

Yes (please specify below)
No
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10.

Have you ever decided not to seek support for your mental health or wellbeing for fear of discrimination?

Yes
No
11.

What have been the barriers to you seeking face-to-face support for your mental health or wellbeing?

 

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12.

What have been the barriers to seeking mental health or wellbeing support online?

 

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13.

How could mental health services make themselves more accessible for the LGBTQ+ community?  

 

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14.

What kind of mental health resources would you find helpful? (Tick all that apply):

Information about your rights accessing support as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
A list of services who offer LGTBQ+ support and/or groups
Advice on discussing your sexuality or gender identity with friends and family?
Hearing from other young people who identify the same as you about how they manage their mental health
Hearing from adult members of the LGBTQ+ community about their experiences
Hearing from mental health professionals about how to manage your mental health and wellbeing
Mental health podcasts aimed at young people including LGTBTQ+ community
Other  
15.

How would you prefer to hear about mental health resources?

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud (podcasts)
YouTube (videos)
Through On My Mind website
Other  
16.

What advice would you give to other LGBTQ+ young people about seeking support for their mental health?  (Please avoid including any information that might help identify you or anyone else).

 

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