Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Statement 

University is a period when students are vulnerable to experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties and these challenges are amplified for LGBTQ+ students. The 2021 UCAS report on student mental health: UCAS Report on Student Mental Health 2021, found some LGBTQ+ groups to be around six times more likely to share a mental health condition. Given that half of students choose not to disclose a mental health condition, this is likely to be an under-representation.

At Imperial College London we are committed to nurturing a community where all sexual orientations and gender identities are heard, affirmed, valued, and respected. We acknowledge that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression and seek to affirm and help students explore their many intersecting identities, including a/sexuality, a/gender, race, ability, religion, and class.

Imperial Student Counselling & Mental Health Service is dedicated to understanding students’ experiences, particularly the impact of prejudice and discrimination on mental health and well-being. The service’s staff are committed to undertaking training, regular refreshers, and frequent reflective practice to create a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQ+ students. 

We seek to affirm and support students in exploring all a/sexual orientations and a/gender identities. You will be accepted without exception; we are committed to supporting and empowering you. 

Imperial have a range of useful resources:

If you have any further questions, please email: 

N.B We use the phrasing ‘a/sexuality’ and ‘a/gender’ to acknowledge that sexual and gender diversity includes people who identify as asexual and agender, as well as those who identify with.