Higher Education LGBT Students: Support and how to access it

This article was updated by the Great British Mag content team on 1 February 2022

Our story about one student’s struggle of going public with her sexuality, especially when it came to telling her family, prompted a huge response.

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Many of you contacted us with your own stories and asked for help. So, we hosted a panel discussion with Aarzoo, who shared her personal journey as a LGBT student in higher education and gave some great advice about coming out to friends and family.

She was joined by Rob from the National Union of Students, and Dom from the charity Student Minds.

LGBT Higher Education Students: Where to go for support

If you ever need support, advice or a calm voice to talk to, these helplines and charities are here to help:

LGBT Foundation: (0845 3303030) (10am-10pm, daily) Helpline run by Lesbian and gay health charity. Email: info@lgbt.foundation

Samaritans: (116 123) 24-hour helpline support for those experiencing distress, despair and/or suicidal feelings

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: (0300 3300630) (10am-10pm, daily) Referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people and anyone considering issues around their sexuality or gender identity issues.