Women’s Mental Health Network, Advocacy

17 June, 2022

Webinar | Recognising the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ women

Three illustrations of LGBTQ+ women against the backdrop of a Pride rainbow flag.

The Women's Mental Health Network (WMHN) is proud to explore the diverse mental health needs of LGBTQ+ women.

The WMHN hosted a webinar to explore LGBTQ+ women's mental health needs at different life stages, and the ways mental health services and practitioners can improve awareness and responsiveness to the needs of LGBTQ+ women. It is hoped that the webinar provides a platform to discuss how mental health services can better meet the needs of women in the LGBTQ+ community and what fully inclusive mental healthcare might look like. 

The webinar took place on Friday, 17 June 2022 to mark Pride Month, but you can watch it back below.

The following expert speakers joined the webinar:

  • Paula Fagan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LGBT Ireland, a national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people and their families and friends
  • Moninne Griffith, CEO of BeLonGTo, the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland
  • Keeva Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll, National Community Development Officer for the Transgender Equality Network Ireland, TENI.

The WMHN is a network of people and organisations who share an interest in women’s mental health issues, developed and coordinated by the National Women’s Council and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. 

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