Online Resources

e-Bulletins

LGBT Health and Wellbeing produces a range of regular e-bulletins aimed at keeping you in touch with our services, programmes and other health, wellbeing and equality developments. We would invite you to subscribe to any e-bulletin that seems relevant to you.

  • Village Voices: monthly e-bulletin keeping you up to date on new, events and groups for LGBT communities in Edinburgh and beyond.
  • Glasgow Village Voices: monthly e-bulletin keeping you up to date on new, events and groups for LGBT communities in Glasgow.
  • T Monthly: monthly e-bulletin keeping you up to date on new, events, groups and support for trans communities across Scotland.
  • LGBT Age: monthly e-bulletin for LGBT people aged 50+, including coverage of the LGBT Age social programme in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and relevant community news.
  • Rainbow Families: quarterly e-bulletin for LGBTQI families, providing community news, events, information and support in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

You can also contact admin@lgbthealth.org.uk or call 0131 523 1100 to request to subscribe to any of these mailing lists or to request for these to be posted to you.

Films

We have produced a number of awareness raising films, which are available to view:

    • A Long Line of Glitter:  a new short film created and shaped by a community of LGBT 50+ people living in or around Glasgow. The film offers the rare chance to witness the unique perspective of people who have lived through the changes we now take for granted.

  • Transvisions: our award winning exploration of the experience of transgender people in Scotland. Features candid conversations with transgender people that challenge the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding transgender identities.

  • Are We Being Served?: LGBT community members reflect on their experiences, hopes and attitudes towards mainstream services as they get older. The film is a great resource for running your own awareness raising training session, either by yourself or in a group. These training notes will support you to get the most out of the film, and are designed to help you to draw out the key issues and think about practical ways of engaging with them.

  • Coming Out Stories: a selection of powerful coming out stories from members of Scotland’s LGBT community.

  • ‘See Me’- I’m open minded: this film explores mental health issues, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is part of a series of five short films under the theme ‘see me, I’m…’ that See Me Scotland has produced to raise awareness of mental health in relation to a particular area and the stigma still too often associated with mental health problems.

  • Living With – Exhibition: we celebrated LGBT History Month 2016 with a unique and varied exhibition that put a diverse range of artists’ work in the spotlight to explore the experiences of being LGBT and living with or managing a long term health condition.

Resources for working with LGBT people

Impact Reports

LGBT Health regularly produces Impact Reports that focus on the impact of particular projects or pieces of work. Recent Impact Reports include:

  • LGBT Age Impact Report: 2017 impact report sharing the work of LGBT Age Scotland Project, a 3-year project for LGBT people over 50 across Greater Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
  • LGBT Mental Health Capacity Building Project: 2017 impact report from 2-year project funded by the Scottish Government, focusing on the barriers that LGBT people face in accessing mental health services as promoting good practice within mainstream mental health services.
  • LGBT Mental Health Empowerment Space: 2017 impact report from 6-month project funded by See Me Scotland, exploring the impact of mental health stigma.
  • LGBT Swimming Project: 2014 report on 8 exclusive swimming sessions for LGBT people provided in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure.
  • LGBT Age Capacity Building Project:  Report sharing the learning from the LGBT Age Capacity Building Project which ran from May 2012-June 2015.
  • LGBT Mental Health Demonstration Project: Outlines the breadth of service delivery and capacity building work undertaken over 2010-2014 as part of our 3 ½ year Scottish Government funded demonstration project.
  • Speak Out Creative Writing Project: Report on the creative writing project run September 2013 to February 2014, which culminated in the publication of the Naked Among Thistles anthology.
  • Transition Support Service: 2014 report on our 2-year BLF-funded Scotland-wide holistic programme of support to transgender people around their gender reassignment or transition.
  • LGBT Helpline Scotland: 2014 report on the first year of our national LGBT Helpline.
  • LGBT Equalities Project: Report on this EHRC-funded initiative delivered 2010-2012 to increase accessibility and support LGBT people with a focus on multiple discrimination and community safety.

For more information on any of our services you can get in touch with our Head of Services, Stacey Webster at stacey@lgbthealth.org.uk or call her on 0131 652 3282 or 0131 523 1100.

Event Reports

We host quarterly community discussion events on topical matters and issues that affect LGBTQI communities.  If you didn’t manage to attend, below we have some event reports to give you an insight into who attended and what was discussed.  Look out for some useful resources too:

We host quarterly confidence building workshops for the trans and non-binary community. Within these reports you can read summaries of discussions, learn more about how we structure events and get a feel for the impact they have on those who attend:

Publications

LGBT Health and Wellbeing has been involved in the production of a number of publications. Please feel free to download a copy of these, which is in a PDF format. Unfortunately we are no longer able to supply paper copies of these publications.

    • The Gender Garden: a Scottish anthology of transgender, non-binary and intersex voices.

  • Naked Among Thistles: created as part of our ‘Speak Out’ project, Naked Among Thistles is a moving anthology that speaks honestly about issues which are too often hidden in stigma and silence. Whether you are an LGBT+ person looking for solidarity, a friend who would like to learn how to be more supportive, a professional looking to better understand the mental health inequalities LGBT+ people face, or just someone who appreciates the diversity of people’s stories—this book is for you. You can access the book at the following places:Google BooksGoogle PlayAmazon