Supporting LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Wellbeing

The LGBTQ+ Mental Health Lived Experience Steering Group has come together to address the gaps and issues in local mental health services that exist for the needs of the community in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The group is working with local healthcare providers, authorities, and mental health service providers to bring about positive change in the way that the mental health of LGBTQ+ people is recognised and treated.

Events in Spring 2021

This spring, the group will be running a series of events to better understand how the mental health and wellbeing needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The events will run over the course of three stages:

1. Exploring different topics and issues related to LGBTQ+ mental health

2. Bringing it all together

3. Developing solutions: what we can do to improve the health system

Check back soon for more details about the events, and how you can join them. If you would like to sign up and hear updates about the events, click here to join our mailing list.

More information about our events

During the first week of our events programme later this year, we will be discussing a range of different issues that related to LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing. Ahead of this, we have started to build a list of resources that might be useful to have a look at in advance.

Support for LGBTQI+ people during the coronavirus emergency – easy read version

‘Inclusivity – Supporting BAME Trans People’ (Sabah Choudrey)

Support for Gypsy Roma and Traveller LGBT people and their families

Switchboard’s Emotional Wellbeing Resource Pack

The Diversity Trust’s guide to further LGBT support

(Please note – these resources have not been produced by our group. We are sharing them in good faith and the belief that they will be useful).