Annabel Grace, Screenwriter & Executive Producer, Writes about PTSD

                  PTSD – Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. For many people, talking about mental health issues … Continued

Improving care for LGBT+ people

We’d like to share information about a UK-wide study looking for participants to improve communication between health and social care professionals and LGBT+ people with serious illness. King’s College London has launched ACCESSCare C – a major piece of research to understand and improve health and social care professionals’ communication with LGBT+ people with serious … Continued

Transforming Spaces by Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes, Associate, Diversity Trust I’ll start by saying that I personally LOVE a conference, especially a conference that covers gender and sexuality issues, and especially when topics focused on transgender issues are going to led by trans people. So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to the 2018 ‘Transforming Spaces’ conference … Continued

£492,000 boost for young people in South Gloucestershire

This week, Youth Work Week, an innovative new partnership funded by the Big Lottery Fund will begin work to provide more joined-up services to better support young people in the county. Young people are in the grip of a well-being crisis. In South Gloucestershire approximately 4,800 children and young people aged 5-19 have a diagnosable … Continued

‘Bivisibility’ By Joy M.A

Guest blogger Joy M.A writes about bivisibility, and the importance of intersectionality, when considering equality, diversity and inclusion. Having an identity that is part of multiple communities considered marginalised has been more of a driving force rather than a hurdle for me. It is true that the less privileged your identity may be, the higher … Continued

‘Government LGBT Action Plan’ by Mark Greenburgh

Hi everyone! Hot on the heels of the announcement of my joining the Board at our AGM, I have now attended my first external event on behalf of Diversity Trust. On 3rdJuly the Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mourdant MP, launched the Government’s LGBT Action Plan.  The plan was formulated against the backdrop of … Continued

Welcoming New Directors

We are delighted to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors, Mark Greenburgh and Lou Hart. Each brings a fresh set of skills, enthusiasm and experience and expertise to our Board as we move into the next phase of our development. Mark Greenburgh is a solicitor specialising in equalities and discrimination law. He … Continued

Out in South Gloucestershire

We hope that you enjoy reading our new publication ‘Out in South Gloucestershire’, we think you will find the stories inspiring, and the resources and information useful. We have gathered together testimonies from a range of LGBTQ+ people, and our allies, from across South Gloucestershire. You will also find information on community groups and organisations, … Continued

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