Under the Equality Act 2010, it is illegal for a service provider to directly, or indirectly, discriminate against anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+. The NHS and any other organisation that offers services is a service provider that must adhere to this act. Going to your GP is often the first step to gain support and access mental health services such as talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy.
You can also self-refer yourself to your local service. You can find your local NHS talking therapy service by searching on the following NHS website. You can also find local support for your mental health on our website.