LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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LGBT Health and Wellbeing promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. We provide support, services and information to improve mental and emotional wellbeing, reduce social isolation and promote community development and volunteering.

LGBT Health’s strategic objectives, as outlined in our Strategic Plan, are to:

  • Build capacity to achieve better health and wellbeing within the LGBT community.
  • Develop the ability of services to respond to the needs of LGBT individuals.
  • Build collaborative partnerships.
  • Build a positive, proactive organisation.

The organisation’s key objectives are to:

  • Provide a programme of activities which tackle the life circumstances that contribute to the ill-health of LGBT people.
  • Reduce levels of isolation and social exclusion experienced by LGBT people.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the LGBT community to promote the health of individuals.
  • Support individuals to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensure that LGBT people have equity of access to mainstream health services and information which are responsive to their needs.

Over the last year (2019-209) our work with LGBT people included:

  • 4,750 people accessed group activities and programmes
  • 947 individuals received one-to-one support.
  • 1,309 calls to the LGBT Helpline Scotland.
  • 143 volunteers.
  • 15 community group leaders supported.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. People over 50

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Befriending/1:1
  3. Campaigning/Activism
  4. Counselling
  5. Events
  6. Healthcare
  7. Helpline
  8. Immigration
  9. Mental Health
  10. Publications
  11. Self-help/Support Group
  12. Sexual Health

Contact Details

Phone

0131 564 3970

Email

maruska@lgbthealth.org.uk

Website

http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Helpline Tue & Wed 12-9pm; Thu & Sun 12-5pm

Meeting Times

Various

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