Does research focus too much on queer people’s experiences of mental health difficulty instead of queer joy?
Oftentimes, stories of LGBT+ experiences centre around traumatic topics such as rejection and mental health difficulties. In STEP Study’s research, it was important for us to focus on queer people’s experiences of mental health difficulties to find out how they impacted queer pupils’ experiences in schools and college, and what could be done to address […]
Being who everyone wants you to be It’s strange, isn’t it? From a young age you look forward to school because people tell you it’s a chance to grow, learn and be yourself. Well, how true is that? Does that apply to everyone or those with slight privilege? I remember the feeling of golden time […]
Just over a year ago, I had just finished completing my application for becoming a young researcher for the STEP Study. I first heard about the work the STEP Study was doing from a work experience I attended with the REACH (Resilience, Ethnicity and AdolesCent mental Health) study. Whilst at this work experience, I was […]