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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Come along to our regular Wellbeing Café
1st Monday of the month, 6pm at Flourish House, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 271 2330.
One-to-one support & information
In taking care of ourselves amongst the complex challenges LGBTQI folks can face, talking can really help. We offer one-to-one support for just that. These are meetings for anyone who would like to chat about what’s going on for them around their LGBTQI identity and/or mental health and look at what things might be helpful. For some, this might be a one-off meeting where you can find out more about the services and events available that might best meet your needs. Others might meet a number of times for support.
If you would like to talk, contact Elizabeth to make an appointment or find out more: email@example.com or call 0141 271 2330
We offer a donation based counselling service of up to 11 weekly sessions with one of our volunteer counsellors who are either fully qualified or in their final stages of training. The service runs on a Monday – Wednesday where our offices are at 12 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow.
Talking with someone who is there to listen to you in an accepting and confidential space can help you to understand more about yourself and what you are experiencing. This can help you to identify personal choices you have about how you want to live your life.
You can self-refer to the counselling service by completing and returning this form or by calling us on 0141 271 2330.
You will then be offered an initial intake appointment with Elizabeth, the counselling coordinator. This meeting will be about an hour, where we can look at what’s brought you to counselling, answer any questions you may have, complete some paperwork and ensure this is the right service for you at this time.
If you need more information please contact Elizabeth:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 0141 271 2330