Table 2

Results—surveys with concurrent control

Source (date)OutcomeLesbianGayBisexualHeterosexual/ comparatorTrans male and trans femaleCis male and cis female comparator
(Sept 2020)
Mental health significant obstacleNRNRNRN/A34.3%Girls 14.3%
Boys 13.2%
Feel lonely or isolated all of the timeNRNRNRN/A39.2%Girls 15.0%
Boys 14.0%
Support need to improve mental health —help from GPs/doctorsNRNRNRN/A36.2%Girls 12.2%
Boys 8.5%
Support need to improve mental health —alcohol/drug use supportNRNRNRN/A21.9%Girls 3.6%
Boys 8.1%
Healthwatch Together
(June/July 2020)
Suffered with mental health issues65% (LGB)32%NRNR
Impact of COVID-19 on their mental health (score 0 (better)—100 (worse))54 (LGB)37NRNR
(June 2020)
Depression ‘often’, ‘very often’ or ‘every day’64.3%50.9%64.5%54.2%75.7%56.2%
Anxiety ‘often’, ‘very often’ or ‘every day’67.5%56.6%70.5%50.0%77.0%62.2%
Loneliness ‘often’, ‘very often’ or ‘every day’75.7%58.8%75.6%75%79.3%68.3%
Self-harm ‘often’, ‘very often’ or ‘every day’16.0%6.6%15.3%20.8%21.6%11.3%
Alcohol ‘a few times a week’ or ‘every day’22.8%32.6%20.5%22.7%20.2%25.2%
Exercise once per month or less16.6%21.0%18.5%26.1%21.6%18.4%
Domestic violence13.5%8.9%14.9%13.0%22.1%12.1%
At risk of homelessness7.9%9.7%8.9%5.3%12.4%7.7%
  • GPs, general practitioners; N/A, not applicable; NR, not reported.