for stronger lgbt+ communities
FQ is a peer-led organisation formed by a collective of queer identifying trauma survivors.
We provide forums to support and run peer-led discussions focusing on trauma and associated diagnoses. Focused upon are diagnoses referred to as ‘personality disorders’, complex PTSD and dissociative disorders.
FQ aims to challenge the stigma related to mental distress, offering educational resources for survivors, those with lived experience, mental health professionals and non-clinicians alike, presented through a de-pathologising lens.
FQ works with other 3rd sector organisations, in particular NSUN with which we produced a zine called Queer Peers. Queer Peers focused on publishing the creative works of queer people and their experiences of trauma, care and survivorship.
It is our aim that in the future we will provide funding for subsidised trauma-informed therapies for queer identifying individuals let down by the NHS services that are intended to help them.