Heart Wave


This survey which launches today, Tuesday 15 June, will ask LGBT+ aged 16 and over about all aspects of their health and wellbeing and the factors that are known to influence health including mental and emotional health, physical activity, eating, smoking, alcohol, relationships, social connections, income, experience of discrimination, and experiences of services.  

COVID 19 has changed all our lives and this survey will also help us identify how LGBT+ would like to see the health service change to better meet their needs.

The survey takes on average between 20-30 minutes to complete. Participants can enter their details to enter a prize draw to win one of four prizes of a voucher for £250 for their preferred online retailer.

Doing the survey means that you will help provide stats comparing the health of Scotland’s LGBT+ population to that of the general population of Scotland as well as differences within the different parts of the LGBT+ population.

On completion, the full health needs assessment results will be considered at an event to be held later in the early autumn to co-produce recommendations based on the findings with LGBT+ people and LGBT+ organisations.  

Your participation will ensure that the health service in Scotland is able to meet the health and wellbeing needs of LGBT+ people, not just in how it provides inclusive health services, but also in the way that ill health prevention and promotion of positive health is delivered.

The survey is available here until 20th August 2021.