In February 2001, a Special Interest Group in Gay and Lesbian Mental Health was established in the College to promote discussion and research, provide expertise within the College and contribute to education. The remit of the group has expanded over the years to include issues related to gender identity. The Group’s aims are:
- To promote and research the mental health of LGBTQ+ people.
- To promote training for all mental health professionals regarding the mental health of LGBTQ+ people.
- To support and advocate for LGBTQ+ mental health professionals.
- To advise on mental health, social and other local and national policy relating to LGBTQ+ mental health.
The Executive Committee meets roughly three times a year, including the SIG Annual General Meeting. More members are always welcome. The Executive can be contacted via the College.
|Immediate Past Chair||Máire Cooney|
|Finance Officer||Josep Vilanova|
|Presidential Lead for Equality||Rajesh Mohan|
|Social Media Officer||Louise Theodosiou|
|Website Officer||Alan Mackenzie|