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Mentally Healthy Schools (Anna Freud) – understanding how identifying LGBTQ+ affect children and young people’s mental health with resources, best practice guides, and links to relevant research and support services ( children/lgbtqiplus-children-and-young-people/)




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Resources for LGBTQ+ children and young people

The Proud Trust (Manchester) – Youth groups, community centre, resources on many LGBTQ+ topics such as exploring identity and coming out, and 1-to-1 chat support (Tuesday-Thursday 12pm – 6pm) via via

Colours Youth Network (national) – Space for LGBTQ+ young people of colour to explore and celebrate their racial, cultural, spiritual, and religious identities through connections to other young people and youth workers:

Switchboard (national) – LGBT+ helpline. Call 0300 330 0630 (Opening hours: 10am – 10pm every day of the year) and for online chat and email service at


Context and best practices re: LGBTQ+ bullying at schools research

Beth Epps, Marianne Markowski, & Karen Cleaver (2021) A Rapid Review and Narrative Synthesis of the Consequences of Non-Inclusive Sex Education in UK Schools on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Young People,

Nieves Moyanoa & María del Mar Sánchez-Fuentesbc (2020) Homophobic bullying at schools: A systematic review of research, prevalence, school-related predictors and consequences,

Susie Bower-Brown, Sophie Zadeh, & Vasanti Jadva (2021) Binary-trans, nonbinary and gender-questioning adolescents’ experiences in UK schools, Journal of LGBT Youth,



LGBTQ+ Crisis support

Shout – 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile network. Text 85258

Childline (national) – 24/7 free helpline for children and young people. Call 0800 1111

Hopeline (national) – Free helpline for children and young people at risk of suicide.

Call 0800 068 41 41 or text 07860 039967. Opening hours: 9am – midnight every day of the year

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The Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools and Colleges service is dedicated to promoting mental and emotional well-being among students and staff in educational institutions across Lancashire. Our team of experienced professionals, work collaboratively to provide comprehensive support.

By partnering with schools and colleges, we seek to create a positive ripple effect that not only benefits individuals but also contributes to a healthier, more vibrant Lancashire community.