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Access to health and social care for LGBT communities examined

13 May 2019

The Women and Equalities Committee holds the second session of its health and social care and LGBT communities inquiry. 

Purpose of the session

The session will be held during Mental Health Awareness Week, the session will focus on mental health services for LGBT people and health services for LGBT young people.
 
MPs will explore:

  • Where mental health disparities occur in LGBT populations
  • Whether mental health services are responding effectively to LGBT health needs
  • How easy it is for LGBT people to access inclusive mental health services
  • Whether the Government’s commitments to improving LGBT mental health will be effective
  • What the most pressing health and social care needs are for LGBT young people
  • Whether NHS England is effective at meeting LGBT young people’s needs
  • What the role of the charity sector is in provision of health and social care services to LGBT young people
  • Whether the Government’s commitments to LGBT young people will be effective.

Witnesses

Wednesday 15 May 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

At 10.00am:

  • Dr Joanna Semlyen, Senior Lecturer in Psychology/Medical Education, University of East Anglia
  • Helen Jones, Director, MindOut
  • Dr Igi Moon, Researcher/ Practitioner, CliniQ

At approximately 10.40am:

  • Niazy Hazeldine, youth manager, METRO
  • Cecily Ward, service user, METRO
  • Rosie Stamp, Research Lead for Children and Young People, Healthwatch Suffolk

Further information

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