This guidance aims to raise awareness of LGBT rights in mental health services, and help health and social care services to provide high quality care and support to everyone with a mental illness. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT) make up at least 7% of the population. This percentage is probably higher as many people are reluctant to answer questions about their sexuality and/or gender identity in surveys. LGBT people experience higher rates of mental ill health, particularly anxiety, depression and eating disorders, than the general population. There is also a higher rate of suicidal ideation and self-harm: 20-25% compared with 2.4% in the general population.