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 (2017-18) our work with LGBT people included:
- 4,419 people accessed group activities and programmes
- 739 individuals received one-to-one support.
- 1,155 calls to the LGBT Helpline Scotland.
- 101 volunteers.
- 14 community group leaders supported.
Over that period our capacity building work included:
- 476 training and workshop participants.
- 26 strategic fora participated in.
- 20 focus groups and consultations.
- 9 publications and films contributed to.
- 4,785 e-bulletin subscribers.