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LGBT+ and Trans/Non-Binary Groups

LGBT+ and Trans & Non-Binary Groups

Poster for the LGBT+ Group at LSLCS, with rainbow coloured squiggles on either side. LGBT+ group is every Friday 11am–2pm, at Dial House, LS15 7RW. A safe supportive space where you can share your thoughts and feelings alongside other LGBT+ people. Trans & non-binary group is Every Third Monday 2–4pm At 22-23 Blayds Yard, LS1 4AD. This group is for anyone who identifies as transgender, or has identified as transgender in the past, including non-binary people and anyone questioning their gender identity. If you're interested in attending either group or want more information, please first contact Orange: orange.ibreck@lslcs.org.uk, 077395926127
LGBT+ Group

Runs every Friday, 11am–2pm, from Dial House.

This group is for anyone in the LGBT+ community, including (but not limited to) people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, asexual, intersex or are questioning their identity. We are a safe, supportive space where you can share your thoughts and feelings and discuss coping strategies, alongside other LGBT+ people. We look at issues around being LGBT+, as well as general mental health issues and how we can work with them.

This group is peer-led so everyone who attends identifies as LGBT+, including volunteers and group workers. Please contact Orange if you’re interested in attending by email at orange.ibreck@lslcs.org.uk or calling/texting 077395926127.

Trans/Non-Binary Group

Runs every third Monday 2–4pm, in conjunction with Gender Outreach. Runs from MESMAC at 22-23 Blayds Yard, LS1 4AD.

This group is for anyone who identifies as transgender, or has identified as transgender in the past. This includes non-binary people and anyone questioning their gender identity. We offer a therapeutic, relaxed, non-judgemental space where you can discuss the difficulties you’re facing and explore coping strategies. This group is peer-led so everyone who attends identifies as trans or non-binary, and is led by trans and non-binary workers.

The group we help run is the first part of a trans wellbeing day at MESMAC, followed by a trans sexual health clinic and a  social group in the evening. Contact the Gender Outreach Team on genderoutreachworker.lypft@nhs.net or 0800 183 1486 for more information.

Poster for Leeds Trans and Non-Binary Wellbeing Hub, with the trans and non-binary flags in the corners, and pictures of happy diverse people, details in text. 3rd Monday of every month, ages 18+, MESMAC Leeds, 22/23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD. 2–4pm: Mental Wellbeing Group, run by Gender Outreach with Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service, offers general mental wellbeing peer support Booking: genderoutreachworker.lypft@nhs.net or 0800 183 1486. 4–6pm: Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Clinic. Run by Leeds Sexual Health. Offers full screening, PrEP, vaccines, contraception, pregnancy testing & cervical screening. Booking: leeds@mesmac.co.uk or 0113 244 4209. 6–8pm: InclusiviTy Leeds Social Group. In-person and online peer support and social group with Gender Outreach. Booking: genderoutreachworker.lypft@nhs.net or 0800 183 1486. A clinician from Leeds Gender Identity Service will be available outside of groups for general queries about the service on some Hub days – call to enquire.Further information

The LGBT+ groups are also an opportunity to socialise, and we like to go for the occasional group outing too, for coffee or to attend a local workshop or similar. This is an opportunity for people who may not otherwise feel able or confident to make these kind of trips due to discrimination and/or mental health problems, to do so with a supportive group.

Any LGBT+ person who feels that attending the groups would be beneficial to their mental health is welcome to attend. We work a lot with people who are in crisis and are able to offer support in this area, but you don’t have to be at crisis point to access our group work. Before attending groups for the first time you will be invited to meet with a member of the group work team to go through what we can offer and our group work agreement.

For more information, or to find out about joining either or both of the groups, please contact Orange on 0113 260 9328 or via orange.ibreck@lslcs.org.uk.