As part of #ProjectHappy we spoke to LGBTQ+ people who have been affected by mental health issues. Sacha has bipolar disorder, and much of her life revolves around carefully managing her mental health. Here she talks about the support she's received, and how being queer can complicate mental health problems. 

What Next?


Switchboard is a helpline for LGBTQ+ people where you can talk about whatever's bothering you. You can speak to someone who's LGBTQ+ like you, and be directed toward support. You can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630, 10am - 10pm. You can also contact them by email ([email protected]) or web-chat

MindOut is an LGBTQ+ mental health charity that can offer advice and support over the phone. You can contact them on 01273 234 839 or by emailing [email protected].

For links to more support services click here.