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Thrive: Support for LGBTQ+ students


The student LGBTQIA+ community can be under-represented and may be at risk of experiencing higher than average mental health difficulties at university. We would encourage you to join communities within MDXSU, take good care of your mental health by engaging proactively in self-care, and reaching out to us if you need support with your health at any time during university. Read more on our dedicated UniHub pages.

You might also find these resources useful:

  • Switchboard LGBT+ helpline provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. 
  • Stonewall have information, resources and campaigns for the LGBT community and beyond.
  • Mind Out is run by mind, it is an online one on one support for LGBTQI+ people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Student Pride run annual, national events for LGBTQ+ students across the country with fantastic guest speakers and panel discussions.
  • The Proud Trust provide support to young people aged 14-25 who are LGBT across the North West through youth groups and 1-2-1 support, and have a number of free online guides, as well as research.
  • ​​The PACE RaRE Project report looks at factors that contribute to young LGBTQ+ people having difficulties with their mental health.

MDXSU LGBTQ+ Liberation Group

The MDXSU LGBT group is open to any students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. The group provides a space for meeting other people, sharing experiences and creating change on campus, and over the year we run a variety of events, parties, campaigns and meetings for both members and allies.

To find out more click here:

Student Minds LGBTQ+ Resources

Click on this link to find out more about any or all of the following:

Coming out as LGBTQ+ at university
Gender Transitioning
Supporting a Friend
Experiencing Exclusion