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NEW ONLINE SERVICE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH  WWW.KOOTH.COM  AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES

Burnham Surgery with support of Mid Essex CCG have commissioned the medical team from Healthy.io to support Diabetic patients test their kidney function at home

New Online booking for Blood tests for St. Peter's & Broomfield https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/midessex.php

Coil removal & fitting service by female GP available for registered patients only

LGBT+

Text on the image invites people to complete a survey on their experiences of healthcare if they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans. The survey link is www.lgbt.foundation/pip survey2021. There is also a number to call: 0345 3 30 30.

Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May)
The Mental Health Foundation has announced that the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) is loneliness.



LGBT Foundation services include:
  • Rainbow Brew Buddies, a telephone befriending programme for residents 18+ in the Greater Manchester area
  • Talking Therapies, which accepts self-referrals and service-to-service referrals for residents of Greater Manchester
  • Our Helpline which is open to people UK-wide. Contact the Helpline via phone on weekdays between 9am and 9pm at 0345 3 30 30 30, or via email anytime at helpline@lgbt.foundation
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. Their services include:
  • Telephone Befriending open to LGBTQ+ people aged 18+
  • Online Live Chat Support, open every day including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays
  • A range of face-to-face services for LGBTQ+ people based in Brighton and Hove including Advocacy, Peer Support Groups, Counselling, and more.

 

Dementia Action Week (16-22 May)
Alzheimer's UK have announced that the theme for this year's Dementia Awareness Week (16-22 May) is diagnosis.

Alzheimer's UK report that some of the symptoms of dementia can have particular implications for LGBTQ+ people. For example, memory problems might make it harder for an LGBTQ+ person with dementia to remember who they have told about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

 Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Online Dementia Support Group which meets the first Tuesday of every month, 2-3.30pm, on Zoom.

If you have any enquiries about the support group, contact our LGBT Dementia Care Coordinator Kathryn Mellor at kathryn.mellor@lgbt.foundation.

The flyer is online 

 LGBT Foundation Twitter account 

We know that certain communities such as people of colour, older people, and people of faith are often under-represented in surveys such as this. At LGBT Foundation, we don’t believe any group is ‘hard to reach’ just that sometimes we’re not asking in the right places. If you have any suggestions for how we can ensure our survey is as inclusive as possible then we’d love to hear from you.

If you have any other comments questions or queries about the survey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can contact us on pip@LGBT.foundation.

Survey can also be found here LGBT Patients' Experiences of Primary Care Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)

[1] Bachmann, C. and Gooch, B. 2018. LGBT in Britain. Health Report. Stonewall and YouGov. Available at: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/system/files/lgbt_in_ britain_health.pdf


๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆHappy LGBTQ+ History Month ๏ธ‍๐ŸŒˆ

 

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK. Looking to learn more about modern LGBTQ+ history? Check out this timeline of key dates from Stonewall https://orlo.uk/Z9B5s

 

#LGBTQHM #LGBTHM


Pride in Practice

Our practice has recently had training and have been assessed for Pride in Practice Award.

If you wish to share you experiences with us about the practice please contact us.

 

Nearest Support

OUTHOUSE EAST

Outhouse East is a registered charity (no. 1006244) seeking to offer support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of Essex. Based in Colchester Town Centre, we provide a range of services and groups free of charge.

http://www.outhouseeast.org.uk/       01206 871 394

Outhouse East
19 East Hill
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2QX

National Support

https://lgbt.foundation/

0345 3 30 30 30

Useful Information and Links

NHS Screening program for trans people

Screening for trans & non-binary

Infographic on NHS Screening

A Guide to Hormone Therapy for trans people

Mid Essex CCG Trans Hormone Therapy Policy

Good Practice Guide

https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/minorities-within-minorities-beneath-surface-community-participation



 
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