Suicide: LGBT People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the suicide prevention strategy addresses the needs of LGBT people.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In July 2018, the Government Equalities Office published a report titled ā€˜Improving LGBT lives: Government action since 2010ā€™ which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-lgbt-lives-government-action-since-2010

That report made a commitment that the Government will take action to improve mental healthcare for LGBT people and, as part of this, the Department will work with the Government Equalities Office to implement elements of its LGBT Action Plan through the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. We will set this work out in a Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Workplan which will be published shortly.

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