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Community resources in LGBTQI therapy

Community resources

Community resources play a vital role in LGBTQI therapy, offering essential support and creating connections within the community. These resources enhance the therapeutic experience by providing additional layers of assistance and solidarity.

Challenges faced

Common issues people face that community resources address:

  1. Lack of support networks
  2. Social isolation
  3. Access to specialised resources

About community resources

Community resources in LGBTQI therapy, such as support groups, helplines, online forums, and local community centers, provide safe spaces for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and finding companionship. These tools and services support mental and emotional well-being within the LGBTQI community.

Key features and benefits

These resources provide a sense of belonging and reduce feelings of isolation. They offer practical support, enhance self-acceptance, and empower individuals to advocate for their rights and needs, including:

  1. Emotional and social support
  2. Access to information and educational materials
  3. Opportunities for advocacy and activism

Convenience and flexibility:

  1. Available both online and offline
  2. Many resources are free or low-cost
  3. Easy access to a variety of services adapted to LGBTQI needs

How to access community resources

Accessing these resources can be as simple as joining a local support group or exploring online platforms dedicated to LGBTQI issues. Many organisations provide directories and guides to help locate appropriate services.


What types of community resources are available for LGBTQI individuals?
There are various resources including support groups, helplines, online forums, community centres, and advocacy organisations.
How can community resources enhance my therapy experience?
These resources offer additional support, create a sense of community, and provide practical assistance that complements therapy sessions.
Are community resources free?
Many community resources are free or low-cost, making them accessible to a wide range of individuals.


  1. Stonewall: Community groups and support
  2. Mind: LGBTQ mental health
  3. National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center: Resources
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