About the authors of the report

Tomás Ojeda (he/him) is an ESRC post-doctoral fellow based at the University of Brighton’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender (2022-2023). His interests lie in the intersection of queer theory, psychosocial studies, anti-gender politics and LGBTQIA+ mental health. 

Zoë Boden-Stuart (she/her) is an interdisciplinary researcher and psychotherapist. She is based in the Critical and Psychosocial Mental Health group at The Open University and in private practice.

Vasily Bühring (he/him) is a psychologist with a Master’s degree in health psychology, working at the University of Concepción’s Department of Psychology. His research interests include mental health promotion and the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ youth in educational contexts, the study of suicidality within sexual-gender diverse people and evidence-based psychological interventions. Currently, he is collaborating in the development of a mobile application to assess mood, anxiety, rumination, and suicidal behaviour among Chilean university students.

Hannah Creedon (she/her) is a Queer Irish Integrative Counsellor, Inclusion trainer and Counselling skills tutor. She has a master’s in Equality Studies and is training to be a Forest Bathing Guide. She has been working with the LGBTQIA+ community for six years and she is passionate about equality and social justice. She has held workshops and training all over the UK and online to global audiences on issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Helen Jones (she/her) has personal and work experience of LGBTQIA+ mental health. She set up MindOut, an LGBTQIA+ mental health charity based in the UK. Their innovative work was run by and for LGBTQIA+ people, co-produced and community centred. She is passionate about suicide prevention, peer support and stopping mental health stigma.  

Jaime Méndez Contreras (he/they/she) is a dissident psychologist, activist and teacher, who works from and for the LGBTQIA+ community. Since their university training, he has been interested in working to promote the rights of sexually diverse people, delivering various training courses in human rights to health and education professionals throughout Chile.

Emmie Prosper (she/her) is a Gestalt Psychotherapist in her 5th year of training at the Gestalt Centre in London and is also a qualified Executive Coach. She has worked with Switchboard and MindOut since 2016 working with individual clients and Reflective Practice and Peer Support Groups.

Pablx Salinas Mejías (he/she/they) is a psychologist, marica activist and researcher at Fundación Meridiana and DiverSalud, which are two trans-affirmative organisations in the fields of health and education. He is also a clinical psychologist, and an expert in working with LGBTQIA+ and sexual/gender dissident people.