What is it about?

Little is known about the specific mental health service needs and concerns of transgender people in this regard. The aim of the study was to establish the mental health service needs of transgender people through a review of relevant studies that address the experiences and views of this group.

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Why is it important?

The review highlighted distinct challenges that exist in terms of mental health service provision. These included accessing appropriate services and treatments, responsiveness of practitioner’s, the provision of family supports and potential mental health service developments.


Mental health policy makers and providers are keen to develop and deliver modern, responsive and accessible services that are rights-based and tailored to the needs of people who use their services. It is hoped that this review may help relevant organizations fully consider the types of services that they provide to this community.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: Mental Health Needs of People Who Identify as Transgender: A Review of the Literature, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, April 2016, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2015.07.003.
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