Supporting LGBT+ mental health at work

A photograph of a man talking to a female psychologist about mental health.

While ill mental health such as stress, anxiety and depression affect millions of people at work in the UK each year, it is more common amongst people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT+).

When 1 in 3 LGBT+ workers experience issues with discrimination, bullying and harassment, it should come as no surprise why ill mental health disproportionately affects the LGBT+ community. These can ultimately lead to mental health issues including:

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Self-harm.
  • Stress.
  • Substance or alcohol abuse.
  • Suicidal feelings.

The below guidance covers the issues that can impact LGBT+ employees and contribute to ill mental health, as well as the support that is available through your union (us) and mental health organisations.

If you need help or advice, please contact us at or on 0800 389 6332.  


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