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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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Happy #WorldBookDay everyone! What's your favourite #LGBT book or author?

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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Our final LGBT Voices event (for now) is Manchester tomorrow (LGF 4-6pm) Find out more about LGBT health inequalities http://t.co/v0q1S1yo3G

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How can #LGBT health improve where you live? Join the discussion Fri 6 March 4pm @ The LGF http://t.co/DAHhNxyuA8 http://t.co/Q36sIN8mpQ

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The @ManchesterIWD 'In Emergency Break Glass' feminist takeover of @mcrartgallery tonight looks awesome! http://t.co/npl654PQdm #IWD2015

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RT @RochdaleSFC: We had so much fun celebrating LGBT History Month on Friday! @lgfoundation http://t.co/SQEPTBisOF

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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Some free tickets still left for #OutWithPCa15 14/3/15 full programme&tickets http://t.co/XxaMDzSoQV @OwProstateCa http://t.co/O3ETZAM7Be

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Want to help make a difference to the lives of #LGBT people? Join team LGF! Lots of opps available! http://t.co/2FZMk839tS

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RT @MCSHatCMFT: #MCSH involved in landmark #HIV study - PROUD which could reduce HIV by 85% http://t.co/BgDE9S8DCZ @CMFTNHS @CMFT_DivSMS @…

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RT @GayDanceRetreat: Come on Vacation - world’s only gay dance meditation retreat ? May 2015 http://t.co/ycOQBx5VWe Pls RT @lgfoundation ht…

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A few free tickets still left for #OutWithPCa15 14/3/15 full programme&tickets http://t.co/XxaMDzANZn @Sean_C_Ralph http://t.co/W4MIVWJgWs

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RT @kicks_taekwondo: Tomorrow night @lgfoundation @LGF_Angels @TribecaBar1 @canalstmancs @GayEssential @LGBTYNW @gaydio @canalstreet http:/…

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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Who's going to @CoopRespectLGBT event to celebrate #IWD2015 on 5th March? With @ruth_hunt @stonewalluk @PeggSharon @aspire_co_op

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RT @MHSG: @lgfoundation @LGF_Chloe Thanks for the great sessions on 'Tolerance and Understanding', our girls have really enjoyed them!

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Hello to 'First Wednesday' social & support group for LGBT asylum seekers in Mancs. Note their new web domian! http://t.co/8EistRopuv

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RT @bevcraig: Sign up to attend the @PinkNews debate: Pink news to host interactive election debate chaired http://t.co/9UsMltNURg

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Hear top #prostatecancer professionals&meet fellow patients #OutWithPCa15 http://t.co/XxaMDzSoQV @act4transhealth http://t.co/qKloTYhsj5

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RT @WombCancerUK: @lgfoundation #wombcancer is 4th most common female cancer in UK yet hardly anyone has heard of it. We aim to change that…

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Read about #OutWithPCa15 in @BAUNurses Newsletter hear top #prostatecancer professionals http://t.co/XxaMDzANZn http://t.co/dZWxtv6gRR

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RT @LGF_Angels: .@GMPCityCentre @McrStreetAngels @canalstmancs At @BoltonUni promoting ourselves & safety awareness http://t.co/AmDVHMMiXB

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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RT @gaynewsnet: Falkland Islands planning to introduce civil partnerships ‘relatively soon’: The Falkland Islands ... http://t.co/vKQnP8xbD…