Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual (LGB) Patients: The Issues for Mental Health Practice

External Affairs & Policy

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To view a quick reference guide for mental health staff working with lesbian, gay or bisexual patients, click here.

These guidelines have been developed by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland in collaboration with GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) to inform psychiatrists of what they need to know when providing a mental health service to lesbian, gay or bisexual people.

The guide has three main sections which will address the commonest questions and information gaps that psychiatrists may have in relation to providing a mental health service to lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

These are:

  1. Sexual orientation – language and concepts
  2. Mental health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people
  3. Good practice guidelines

The guide also includes a glossary of terms, a services directory, useful resources and references.