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Inspirational women set to talk at Sugar & Spice

The LGF gears up for ninth annual International Women's Day celebration

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Short-term and event volunteering

There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

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Negative influences

Here we explore some of the negative influences lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* people may experience.

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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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Depression

Most people tend to feel sad or miserable at one time or another, but when these feelings get in the way of us living our lives, it’s a problem.

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Issues faced by LGBT people

We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are even more likely to be affected by mental health problems, but why is this?

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Positive influences

It’s important to recognise that there can also be things that have a positive influence on our mental health.

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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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Anxiety

Some people experience overwhelming anxiety on a daily basis. 

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What is mental health?

Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.

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Wellbeing clinic

A service from the LGF for LGBT people who live in Manchester, aged 16+ by appointment only.

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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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Homelessness

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGBT individuals face unique challenges with homelessness.

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Carers

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues.

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What is counselling?

Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Pop-In Service

If there’s something on your mind that you want to talk about, or if you need some guidance on the best place to get help for a specific problem, come in and talk to us, Monday-Sunday between 10am and 8pm

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Advice surgeries

Our advice surgeries are a vital part of what we do as an organisation; we provide a safe space for a range of advice surgeries provided by solicitors, police and others.

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Meet the staff

Meet the LGF staff!

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We ❤ being healthy

The LGBT Foundation provides a range of health information and resources for women. 

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Get tested!

How many of us think about our partner's sexual history when we are getting to know them? Do you know yours? Get tested!

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