LGBT people and mental health

The Mental Welfare Commission has launched a guide to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights amongst mental health professionals, and to help health and social care services to deliver more person-centred care and support.

The guide aims to address inequalities in the support and treatment of LGBT people across Scotland’s mental health services. It features a number of recommendations for making services more accessible and LGBT-friendly.

Copies will be sent out to all psychiatric wards in Scotland, as well as primary care and community services. It can be downloaded from the Commission’s website.