Discrimination has negative effects on individuals as service users may not want to seek help and support from professionals due to factors such as feelings of not wanted

Discrimination has negative effects on individuals as service users may not want to seek help and support from professionals due to factors such as feelings of not wanted, not belonging or being separated from society due who they are as this is known as marginalisation. As an example a lesbian service user opens up about her sexual orientation and gets treated different by staff who continuously make comments about it leading to the women feel valueless. Discriminatory practices towards individuals can lead to loss of self-esteem as individuals think negatively about themselves like being worthless leading to lack of social interaction as they may not be able to approach people to socialise or prefer to isolate themselves to avoid negative comments from others leading to depression later on. For example a teenager who is discriminated against due to suffering from depression may have opportunities restricted as the teenager may no longer feel welcome or wanted to use the service at Mind charity as everyone else. Disempowerment is when people confidence to take control of their own life is taken away or restricted. As an example lack of support from professionals at Mind charity can lead to individuals disempowerment as individuals are not put at the heart of the service for example if mental health professionals do not involve individuals fairly to take control of their care needs allowing and supporting on decision making the person will not feel supported leading to a poorer health and to end all types of discriminatory practices wether they are unintentional or intentional makes individuals self-identity no express them or feel good about themselves