September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Research shows that LGB people and (especially) trans people have a higher risk of suicide. Isolation or loneliness is the reason why almost 40% of individuals contact us.

To help promote better mental health, Lancashire LGBT offers support by telephone or email, signposting to any local groups, and information about local support services such as the NHS psychosexual service “SHARE” .

We have a Trans support service which offers annual trans residential weekends, occasional Saturday workshops, and a telephone befriending scheme. We’re also working with the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust Gender Identity Service, which provides a satellite clinic at our offices as well as a Gender Outreach Worker for people on the clinic waiting list.

You can read about actions that you can take to help or support someone who is struggling, at the National Suicide Prevention Alliance website: https://www.nspa.org.uk/home/our-work/world-suicide-prevention-day-2019/