The Trevor Project – the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organisation for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people – is launching a version of its annual U.S. National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health for the UK.
This will be The Trevor Project’s first ever international survey on LGBTQ mental health.
This research provides data that offer insights into some of the unique issues impacting young LGBTQ people, including barriers to mental healthcare and suicide risk.
Although various research in the UK has examined LGBTQ mental health, this survey will seek to fill gaps in existing research around young LGBTQ people’s mental health, providing evidence to influence policy and services for LGBTQ+ youth.
We are running the youth advisory groups that will provide feedback on The Trevor Project survey draft and final results.
We will put together a Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) made up of eight young people aged 13-24 who identify as LGBTQ, who will advise on the project, drawing from their lived experiences to provide critical feedback.
We held the first YPAG meeting, which looked at the a few sections of the US Annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. The young people fed into how the survey could be translated into a UK context, and what they liked and disliked about the survey.
They are now doing an additional review of the other sections of the survey.
For more information about the public involvement within this project, please email [email protected].
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