PinkNews‘ mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves, which is why we are commissioning this mammoth study.
This survey will form the basis of a report on the mental health of LGBT+ people in the UK, which we will publish in partnership with Bupa, MyGWork and Queer Voices Heard, a dedicated LGBT+ market research social enterprise which aims to ignite meaningful conversations within our community.
PinkNews wants to ensure that the voices of our community are faithfully represented and, with your help, work towards making mental health inequality a thing of the past.
The survey is only open to those based in the UK, and is aimed at those over 18.
It takes just ten minutes, and your responses will remain confidential and anonymous.
Plus, by completing the questionnaire you will receive a 20 per cent off discount code to use in the PinkNews shop and be entered into a draw to win one of five MyPinkNews memberships.
There has been little work done to explore the specifics of how mental health services fail LGBT+ people.
A 2018 report by Stonewall revealed that more than a third of LGBT+ employees had not revealed that they are LGBT+ at work due to fear of discrimination.
One in five (18 per cent) said they had been a victim of abuse from colleagues due to their sexuality or trans identity. It is well-documented that LGBT+ people are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.
According to mental health charity Mind, people who identify as LGBT+ are more likely to develop mental health problems such as self-harm, suicidal feelings, misusing drugs and alcohol, and eating disorders.
If you are struggling with your mental health and are based in the US, you can contact The Trevor Project Lifeline for free on 1-866-488-7386 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
In the UK, you can call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or call the LGBT Foundation helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 (open Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm).