Support for the LGBT+ community: looking after your mental health


Equality, diversity and inclusivity are important to us at the university and we understand that gender identity and sexuality play a critical role in mental wellbeing. We have put together these resources to help support the mental health of our LGBT+ community.

MindOut - LBGT+ Mental Health Service

LGBTQ Counselling at MindOut is a support service run by, and for LGBTQ communities. They are currently offering an online and telephone counselling service so that people can access counselling during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rethink Mental Illness 

Research shows that mental health problems, like depression and anxiety are more common in the LGBT+ community. Rethink have put together information about being LGBT+ and mental health, as well as a list of specialist LGBT+ charities and mental health services that you may be able access for support.

Student Minds

UK charity Student Minds recognises that the student LGBTQ+ community can be under-represented and may be at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties at university. They have gathered lots of tips and information from university professionals and Student Minds alumni to create this guide for LGBTQ+ students and friends.


Stonewall’s ‘Prescription for Change’ report found lesbian and bisexual women had higher rates of suicidal thoughts and self-harm compared to women in general. Use their services  to find information and support for LGBT+ communities and their allies.

LGBT+ History Month at Greenwich

Each February we celebrate the LGBT+ community by raising awareness and promoting equality. You can read some of our stories and find out how we are supporting our LGBT+ students and colleagues at the university.

Further links and resources

On this page you'll find a number of links to useful LGBT websites and articles from our LGBT+ Staff Community.

Connect with our communities

LGBT+ Staff Community

A community of staff and allies supporting the development of LGBT-related equality and diversity support and representation within the university.

If you identify as LGBT+ or as an LGBT+ ally and would like to join, please contact or join the conversation on Twitter @UoG_LGBT

LGBT+ Student Network

The Greenwich Student Union have appointed a Liberation Organiser to lead the LGBT+ Student Network advocate for students to make positive change at the university.

The LGBT+ Network enables members of the LGBT+ community to come together to share information, support and discuss concerns and problems related to the Network.

Contact Bradie McDaid, or follow the Instagram @liberationgsu

LGBTQ+ Student Society

The Society aims to support and develop the LGBTQ+ community at Greenwich and to provide a safer, more welcoming, and ultimately, happier, space for LGBTQ+ people.

Join the Facebook group for more information.