WHY use NATnIMP?
- identify need,
- routinely explore the suicide prevention needs of all young people accessing the service,
- improve services,
- prove success of interventions,
- show how well services meet LGBT young people's needs,
- influence local strategies,
- influence mainstream and specialist service provision,
- help access funding, and
- help gather evidence to influence national strategy.
The findings suggest that the age of coming out has reduced to 14.8 years and that many young people do not have the support of parents and continue to be isolated until they accessed GALYIC.
In response, further questions were added to the NATnIMP.
We also realised it was important to identify which agencies were LGBT-friendly and met the needs of our members. We, therefore, introduced a new section for this purpose.
Local authorities, Primary Care Trusts, providers and commissioners of services, all must take account of the needs of young people in their area, including LGBT young people.
Evidence from research and experience of responding to the needs of LGBT young people, encouraged GALYIC to develop a comprehensive and easy-to-use method of assessing the needs of its members.