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In Your Shoes LGBT Group

This group session provides a safe and confidential environment to relax and meet new people.

The aim of the group is to support members of the LGBT community towards achievement, participation, inclusion, independence and to boost their confidence and improve mental wellbeing.

Thursday 1pm - 3pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Richard Gateward
Contact Position
Coordinator
Telephone
E-mail
contactus@rbmind.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Arcadia House,
Address
72, Market Street,
Barnsley,
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S70 1SN

Other Details

Availability

Referral Details

Some of us identify ourselves as LGBTQ, which means we may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning - or we may define our gender and sexuality in other ways.

LBGTQ people are a higher risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the wider population.  If you are LGBTQ and have experienced mental health issues, you are not alone.  You might find you have:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Suicidal feelings

The reasons for this are complex and not yet fully understood. However, mental health problems experienced by LGBTQ people have been linked to

  • Discrimination

  • Bullying

  • Homophobia, biphobia or transphobia

You might also experience rejection, negative reactions or hostility from family members, friends, strangers, employers or members of the religious community.  This can have a big impact on your self-esteem and mean you might feel unable to be open about your sexual or gender identity at work, at home or in the world at large.

Last updated on 03/02/2020
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