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Volunteer with the LGF

In this section we talk about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved!

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Mental health advice for LGBT young people

We all have mental health. Even though we may not really think about it, it is still there. Mental health can affect the way that you act and feel, and the way you think and feel about your life.

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Useful mental health links

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Am I lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans?

This is a question that in the end only you can answer.

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Welcome to your Pride in Practice Compendium

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens ans develops your relationship with your lesbian, gya and bisexual patients within your local community. 

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Donate and #HelpLGF

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LGF counselling service

Our counselling service has been providing support to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. Out talking therapies programme offers several approaches which enable us to provide a tailored and holistic service for each individual.

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Trafford Prime - new project for LGBT's over 50

A new project for LGBT people over 50 years of age who live in Trafford is being set up for members of the  LGBT community to share and discuss their thoughts on health and social care issues including housing.It launches on Friday 27th February 2015 at Trafford Housing Trust.

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Meeting people and trying new things

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Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and bullying

Homophobia is a dislike or fear of someone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual for no other reason apart from their sexuality.

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Myths about mental health

Now it's time to answer some questions and dispel some common myths around mental health.

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Volunteering opportunities

There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at the LGF.

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Useful Websites

You can find links to a range of services and helpful websites on these pages, they have been arranged by topic to help you navigate to the service that’s right for you!

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Resources

On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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For professionals

Young People are the future of our society! So what can you do to help your young people this week?

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Bullying

Bullying is the persistant mistreatment of someone over a period of time.  Learn more about LGBT bullying here!

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LGF Intake and Triage Service

If you need some help but aren’t sure which service is best to use, then you can now access support, to help you get the most from The LGF’s Services.

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Groups at the LGF

Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street in Manchester. We provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

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- Other groups we support

As well as having our own programme of support groups, the LGF also support a few more! These groups are all run separately, but they use the LGF building for groups and events.

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Younger Men's Group

The Younger Men’s Group is a new group, which is aimed at gay, bisexual or questioning men between the ages of 18 to 25.

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Stepping Stones

When: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Stepping Stones is an informal peer support group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or who are exploring their sexuality.

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Older & Bolder

When: second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Bloomers

Bloomers is The LGF's social group for older women. The group is held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.

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Carousel

When: First and third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Carousel is a relaxed social group for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Deletion of historical gay convictions

The Continuing fight for gay equality - Historic convictions for consensual acts to be deleted.

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The Last Taboo

Sex, sexuality and intimacy among old people and care home residents in particular is the last taboo. There is little awareness of the intimate and erotic needs of older care home residents needs.

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We're a Living Wage employer!

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that The LGF has accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Friends of Sackville Gardens

Sackville Gardens in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village is an urban oasis that is a hub for the community come rain or shine.

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Sugar and Spice

Sugar & Spice is The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's annual celebration of International Women's Day for lesbian and bisexual women.

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New national partnership tackles LGBT Hate Crime

A major new national initiative to tackle hate crime brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF).

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