Non-binary people feel their gender identity cannot be defined within the margins of gender binary. Instead, they understand their gender in a way that goes beyond simply identifying as either a man or woman.

Today, one of our young service users wanted to share their experience of being non-binary.

Language can be really powerful in helping to affirm identity. It can help people to feel confident by sharing their authentic self with others.

Pronouns are short words used to describe someone instead of using their name, for example she/her or he/him. Non-binary people may choose one of these pronouns, but they may prefer a gender-neutral pronoun such as they/them. If you are unsure about someone’s pronoun, ask them. You may want to share your pronouns as well.

27% of LGBTQ+ people reported that they were worried, anxious or embarrassed about going to access mental health services. If you need to speak to someone, help is out there. Please visit our LGBTQ+ mental health support information page today.