Lancs LGBT

NHS Mental Health Transformation Project

Lancashire LGBT has been commissioned by NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria to help tackle mental health inequalities experienced by LGBTQ+ people in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

We are currently involved in:

  • Running a series of free LGBTQ+ Awareness training workshops across Lancashire, and online
  • Running a focus group for people of colour who identify as LGBTQ+

This is in line with the Long -Term Plan for mental health, where NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria are required to transform Community Mental Health services for adults and older adults.

The focus of these workshops is to increase awareness to the experience of LGBTQ+ people accessing mental health services, with the aim of improving access, removing barriers and improve patient experience. These training sessions will be delivered by Lancashire LGBT, and co-delivered by LGBTQ+ people who have lived experience of accessing mental health services. These free training sessions are available until end of March 2025, with online and in-person dates.

In the sessions, delegates will:

  • Learn now to reduce the barriers LGBTQ+ people experience accessing mental health support
  • Gain an understanding from people with lived experience, of how being LGBTQ+ can impact mental health
  • Learn how reduce or eliminate heteronormative assumptions, practices and systems in mental health support

Here is some feedback we have received so far:

“Really insightful and informative day. Lancashire LGBT are raising awareness of individual care needs and support”

“Fab day hosted by Lancashire LGBT around barriers LGBTQ+ people face when accessing mental health services. Important to think about the steps we can take to help the LGBTQ+ community in Lancashire”

To see all upcoming dates, and to book your place, click this link

The focus of this focus group is to understand the experience of LGBTQ+ people of colour who have accessed or who have tried to access mental health services in Lancashire and South Cumbria. This focus group will be delivered online by Lancashire LGBT. See the video below for more information. Link to book is below.

To book your place, click this link