Student Minds – LGBTQ+ Student Health Roundtable – July 31st

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The student mental health charity, Student Minds, has conducted a survey and report: LGBTQ+ Student Mental Health: The challenges and needs of gender, sexual and romantic minorities in Higher Education I was invited to a discussion of the survey’s findings along with 15 participants from: Stonewall, the Office for Students, Advance HE, HEPI, university mental heath and student services and associated charities, academics researching in this area. The key discussion points for me were:

  • how to find effective ways of ameliorating student mental health issues for students
  • how to make universities more inclusive, as a perception of ‘otherness’ by LGBTQ+ students can only exacerbate mental health issues
  • how LGBTQ+ student union societies could be more inclusive.