We are running a one-year, pilot project exploring the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTQ+ people in Norwich.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people are significantly more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health. The reasons for this are complex but we know that many LGBTQ+ people experience bullying, rejection, stigma and discrimination which can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and isolation. We believe no-one should face a mental health problem alone and together we can reduce the stigma around mental health and build supportive communities.
View the Podcast Transcript here
Trans Day of Visibility - Podcast
In our Trans Day of Visibility podcast, you can hear local trans people talk about mental health and what makes a good ally.
Local artist Rebecca Osborne was so moved by the podcast that she drew a beautiful graphic report which she posted across her social media channels.
" It's great to have a place where I feel comfortable to be myself "
The project began in June 2019. Some of the things we’ve done so far are:
- Launched the Project with a Rainbow Garden Party in the beautiful gardens of our offices at 50 Sale Rd
- Organised a Mindfulness Taster session for LGBTQ+ people
- Ran LGBTQ+ awareness training sessions for staff and clients
- Celebrated Bi Visibility Day with a Bi BBQ at the Castle Pub in September
- Coordinated a #LoveNotHate Vigil for Hate Crime Awareness Week with Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care and Norfolk Constabulary: Link here
- Are working with Get Set to Go on a weekly LGBTQ+ Run-for-Fun group on Wednesday evenings from 6-7.30pm
We will be organizing events, workshops and consultations throughout the year so please get in touch with your ideas. Our Project Manager is Michelle Savage and you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org