Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

We offer a variety of services designed to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, including counselling, workshops, groups and individual mental health support sessions. Mental health is important to all of us. You do not need to have a diagnosis of mental ill health to access any of our services. Mental Health support is a key focus for LGBT Health as the social hostility, stigma and discrimination sometimes faced by LGBT people can have a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

All our services are confidential and offered free of charge, although we welcome donations.

Check out what is available in Edinburgh and Glasgow

 

Edinburgh

LGBT Headspace support sessions

We offer one-to-one appointments for individuals to find out more about the mental health supports available and what services might best meet your needs. For some people this may be a one-off appointment by way of introduction to LGBT Health’s services. For other people this might include meeting on a number of occasions for information and support around their LGBT identity and/or mental health. This support would be offered on a monthly basis.

People are welcome to bring a supporter along to these appointments if required.

To make an appointment or find out more about this service please contact Alison, our Mental Health Development Worker at alison@lgbthealth.org.uk or call her on 0131 652 3283

Groups, workshops and other events

LGBT Health offers a rolling programme of varied types of groupwork which aim to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Details of these LGBT Headspace groups, workshops and events can be viewed on the What’s On page, along with booking details and who to contact for more information.

Groups on offer usually includes a range of therapeutic opportunities (including art therapy) where feelings, thoughts and identities can be safely explored. We also offer workshops that are briefer and more information based. These can sometimes be delivered in partnership with other organisations with specialist insight to particular topics.

LGBT Health also host a wide variety of Social Events that can help people to increase their confidence and offer additional opportunities to meet people with similar experiences.

Glasgow

Mental Wellbeing Project

 Improve your mental wellbeing and learn ways of looking after yourself with this programme of welcoming and supported self-management events, courses, workshops and peer groups in Glasgow.

Download our latest events programme for events such as:
Creative workshops | Outdoor activities | Relaxation skills | Peer support groups

Come along to our regular Wellbeing Café at Flourish House
1st Monday of the month, 6pm. 25 Ashley Street, G3 6DR
Friendly monthly meetup. Have a cuppa, meet new people, find out what’s on, do a creative activity, it’s up to you. The second hour has an optional activity, for example, a discussion, a new relaxation technique, an info session. Come every time or just drop in.

If you’d like more information contact Jenny: jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk | 0141 271 2330

One-to-one Support & Information
We offer one-to-one supportive meetings for individuals to talk about whatever’s going on for them and look at what things might be helpful. For some people this may be a one-off appointment, for others this might include meeting on a number of occasions for support around their LGBT identity and/or mental health.

To make an appointment or find out more you can contact Elizabeth: elizabeth@lgbthealth.org.uk | 0141 271 2330

Counselling Service
A donation based counselling service will begin in August 2017. We will be offering up to 11 sessions with one of our volunteer counsellors. Talking with someone who is trained to listen in a safe and confidential space can help you to understand more about what you are experiencing and in that way give you an opportunity to identify choices that you have about how you want to live your life.

 More information and how to self-refer coming very soon!

In the meantime you can contact Elizabeth: elizabeth@lgbthealth.org.uk | 0141 271 2330