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Welcome to LGBT Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique initiative to promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in, working in and travelling to Edinburgh. We run a programme of activities, events, courses and community groups. We also information on health and LGBT topics and runs the LGBT Helpline Scotland on 0300 123 2523.

Vacancies

We're Recruiting

We are seeking to recruit a Trainee Project Assistant to join our dynamic organisation which works to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.



Trainee Project Assistant(Edinburgh)

Salary £13,946 pro rata
25 hours (part time)
Temporary 26 week contract


Volunteer with us! Seeking LGBT Age Community Champions and Community Representatives

Would you like to help make mainstream organisations working with older people more inclusive?

Do you have experience of delivering training and/or personal experience of aging and being LGBT?

If the answer is yes, we would like to hear from you!


Community Discussion: Ticking the 'other' box - Thursday 11th Sept, LGBT Youth, 40 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JD

On Thursday 11th September, 6.30-9.30pm at LGBT Youth Scotland in Leith, we will delve into the topic of the labels and language we use to identify ourselves.

Are you always having to tick the 'other' box on forms and how does this make you feel? Do YOU feel represented and included in LGBT community settings?

What words would you choose to define yourself and what labels do you prefer, if any? Hear guest speakers and have your say in a safe and inclusive space as we explore the true diversity of our community, how labels and language impact us and how organisations like LGBT Health and Wellbeing can best promote inclusivity.

Booking is essential and free. The venue is TBC so register and we'll update you ASAP.

To register: http://tinyurl.com/lgbtotherbox

Naked Among Thistles

an anthology of creative writing about LGBT+ identities and mental wellbeing


Consultation - Learning Disability Project

We would love to hear what people thought about our activities between October and March. Anyone who didn’t attend any activities can still tell us if there is anything we could have done differently. We want to hear suggestions for activities in the future as well as people’s views on timing and cost. This will help to shape future planning of activities. Please download the form here, and return it to george@lgbthealth.org.uk, or LGBT Health, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TE. Hard copies of the document, along with a set of stickers, can also be sent out to individuals by request.

Service Evaluation 2013

“I think you have helped me beyond what I can say because I only came out this year and I've made friends through your events and am happier and more confident as a result.”


154 people who use LGBT Health took the time to tell us what they thought about our services. You can download a summary of what you told us here

LGBT Age Celebrates Lottery Award

“I don’t want to have to go back in the closet if I need support”

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a grant of £421,964 over three years to LGBT Health and Wellbeing to take forward a groundbreaking project working with older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Lothian and Glasgow. The award comes from the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing In Communities funding stream.

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