LGBT Headspace: 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, Glasgow and Fife.

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

 LGBTQ+ mental health empowerment space

LGBT Health and Wellbeing have started a supportive, friendly and confidential space in Glasgow for LGBTQ+ people with lived  experience of mental ill health to come together, share our experiences and challenge mental health stigma. You can come to as many or as few meetings as you like.

Meetings will include:

Creative workshops aimed at expressing our feelings and experiences in different ways and building confidence – no previous experience required!

Information sharing sessions, where we will learn about rights, resources and support available to us.

Self-care sessions, where we will learn about techniques like mindfulness to help look after ourselves.

Email jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk or call 0141 271 2330 if you’d like more information.

Fife

Our LGBT Fife Social Programme offers opportunities for LGBT people to meet up in safe spaces within Fife.  There is also the option to have one to one sessions with our Development Worker, Diane.  For more information email diane@lgbthealth.org.uk.