The Rainbow SIG are launching a new newsletter and want to hear from you! 

Writing for the Rainbow SIG newsletter

We welcome articles on a variety of topics linked to LGBTQ+ health including:

  • Innovative service developments
  • Education and training initiatives
  • Descriptions of attended events, opportunities or experiences
  • Reviews of relevant clinical and research topics
  • Case reports
  • Book and film reviews related to LGBTQ+ mental health
  • Original artwork or photography (provided there are no copyright issues)
  • Adverts of upcoming LGBTQ+ events, courses or conferences

If you have an idea but are unsure on whether this would be appropriate for the newsletter or wish to discuss a concept that may be of interest please do contact us. 

Research articles with a lot of statistics are not suitable for the newsletter.


  • Send your article as a Microsoft Word document
  • Word limit of 800-1,500 words
  • Ensure all abbreviations are explained
  • Please follow the BJPsych referencing format
  • Ensure any illustrations are sent with the copyright holder’s permission
  • Up to four references may be included. Articles with more than four references may be considered for publication but references will only be provided on request

Please include the following:

  • Title of article
  • Names and affiliation of all authors (it is possible to publish an article anonymously, please just let us know when sending your submission if this is your preference)
  • Contact information of main author

Please send your submissions and queries to 

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