The views and experiences of lesbians regarding their mental health needs and concerns: qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study

Michael Brown, Edward Mccann*

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to report the specific views and experiences of lesbians and identify their distinct mental health issues and concerns.
Design and methods: A mixed-methods design with surveys and individual interviews was utilised. The data were thematically analysed.
Findings: The key themes were: (i) enabling service access, (ii) person-centred support, (iii) models of care, (iv) community presence and participation, and (v) future aspirations for mental health services.
Practice implications: The study results inform and develops the understanding of the issues that impact upon the mental health and well-being of lesbians. The implications for mental health practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2020

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