TRANS: Microaggressions & Mental Health

The TRans And Non-binary Suicidality (TRANS): Microaggressions & Mental Health Project is a PhD study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and approved by UCL REC (200485/001). It aims to explore the mental health of transgender and non-binary people in the United Kingdom, with a focus on microaggression, loneliness, and gender minority stress.

About the project

Studies suggest that transgender and non-binary people experience disproportionate distress, particularly with regards to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. However, there is a need for a large study that seeks to explore these issues further by enquiring how microaggressions, loneliness, and gender minority stress might play a role in these mental health disparities.

This study involved recruiting transgender and non-binary people over the age of 18 to take part in an online survey to explore issues related to various aspects of their identity, their experiences of gender minority stress, microaggressions, and mental health distress.

What's going on now?

We are currently analysing data from the baseline survey, and putting together reports to be published. Participants who consented to further studies will be contacted in due course for the second wave of data collection. For those who consented to reports from the study, we will be sharing summaries of these when they are ready.