Sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour: what are the specific risk factors for suicidality in young LGB people?


Alexandra Pitman and Sarah Rowe publish their debut elf blog on a brand new systematic review and meta-analysis looking at sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults.

This is the fifth in a series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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“Queer in the head”? Do LGB people in the UK have poorer mental health? #LGBTHM17


At the start of LGBT History Month, Sarah Carr presents some recent research into sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing.

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The harms of psychotherapy: are BME and LGBT communities more at risk?


Keith Laws and Samei Huda mull over a recent national survey looking at patients experiences of the harms of psychotherapy. The study reports that both black and minority ethnic people and lesbian, gay and bisexual people reported higher rates of long-lasting negative effects of psychotherapy.

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What influences physical and mental health-related quality of life for LGBT older people?


Sarah Carr explores a US study on what is associated with physical and mental health-related quality of life for older LGBT people.

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Fit to practice? LGBT inclusion in health and social care education and accreditation


Sarah Carr explores a study on the inclusion of LGBT issues in health and social care education and accreditation and finds worrying marginalisation.

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Micro providers at the margins: filling gaps, building bridges


Jo Moriatry considers a literature review on how people who have been marginalised in mainstream services are creating and finding support from micro providers and community organisations.

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Marginalised students’ views of social work education


Jo Moriatry examines a qualitative study about the experience of social work students who are black and minority ethnic; lesbian, gay or bisexual; or disabled and find that social work education has still some way to go in being inclusive.

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